Data Insights & Analytics

CALSTART’s Data Insights & Analytics (DnA) activity supports all of the organization’s initiatives. DnA provides performance analysis and evaluation of clean technologies and fuels; supplies technical assistance and identifies best management practices for fleets to help deploy and maximize efficient use of clean technologies; conducts life-cycle cost analysis and market projections to enable informed decision-making; and accelerates zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) adoption through greater accessibility of data and knowledge products. 


Pilot & Demo Projects

Pilot & Demo Projects



Knowledge Products

Knowledge Products


DnA helps manage pilot and demonstration projects to provide technical assistance to fleets deploying clean technologies and to evaluate and analyze the performance and lifetime cost of those technologies. Lessons learned from these projects offer valuable insights to fleets, utilities, and policymakers.

Active projects are indicated by (A). Completed projects are indicated by (C).

Frito-Lay ZANZEFF (A)

Zero- and Near-Zero Emission Freight Facility Project

DnA supported the deployment of several zero-emission and near-zero-emission vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment as part of the transformative ZANZEFF project conducted at the Frito-Lay manufacturing facility in Modesto, CA.

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Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative

A landmark project to deploy 100 Class 8 battery-electric trucks (BETs) across Southern California to help advance market penetration of heavy-duty BETs.

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MHD EV Deployment (C)

Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD): Data Collection

Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, DnA and its project partners collected and analyzed data from a diverse set of electric vehicles (EVs) across different applications, geographies, terrains, and climatic conditions.

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San Diego Clean Mobility in Schools (C)

A pilot project funded by the California Air Resources Board to deploy zero-emission transportation and technology options in selected schools in California, including Lincoln High School in the San Diego Unified School District.

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Volvo LIGHTS (C)

Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions Project

A collaboration among 15 organizations to demonstrate zero-emission technologies, including forklifts, yard tractors, Class 7 trucks, Class 8 tractors, and electric vehicle supply equipment at two freight facilities in Southern California.

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority Regional Demonstration Project

DnA assessed AVTA’s implementation of vehicle-grid integration (VGI) with their electric transit buses and wireless charging infrastructure and created a best practice guide for fleets seeking to implement VGI in their own operations.

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DnA develops and supports complex tools to help inform return-on-investment decisions for clean technologies and fuels and to guide fleets in their infrastructure and financial planning process.

California ZEV

Dashboard Tool

The California Zero-Emission Vehicle Population Dashboard tracks when and where MHD ZEVs are deployed in California, as well as how much funding CARB provided to help put them on the road.

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Total Cost of Ownership Tool

A tool offering transit agencies a straightforward way to compare the lifetime cost of owning ZEVs to internal combustion engine vehicles.

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ZETI Data Explorer

Zero-Emission Technology Inventory Tool

A tool that allows users to explore, compare, and visualize data points drawn from the ZETI database, providing users with new insights into global ZEV market status and trends.

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See more tools changing transportation for good!

Check out other fleet planning, market acceleration, and policy tools!

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DnA creates knowledge products, including fact sheets, white papers, industry reports, case studies, and blog posts to make the learnings gathered from pilot and demonstration projects accessible to the public.

Fact Sheets

(Coming Soon!)

DnA is building a library of fact sheets that briefly summarize the analysis and lessons learned from our pilot and demonstration projects—coming soon!


(Coming Soon!)

Stay up to date on DnA’s demonstration project learnings and tool updates with DnA’s blog—launching soon!

Summary Report


A summary report for the historic Volvo LIGHTS Project assessing multiple ZE technologies deployed on the basis of vehicle performance, energy consumption, lifetime costs, and emissions offsets.

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Interested in learning more about CALSTART’s Data Insights & Analytics team or projects?

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