Advanced transportation innovation and clean energy investments are accelerating at a pace never seen before as corporations and governments set ambitious goals to achieve net zero carbon. The growth in these sectors show no sign of slowing down, as multi-billion-dollar investments and market-making technologies continue to emerge. The future is indeed bright for the clean transportation market and the global efforts to reduce harmful emissions. It is an exhilarating time to be working in these fields.
Vehicle OEMs, technology and fuel suppliers, infrastructure developers, policymakers, and public and private fleets are aggressively pushing ahead on advanced clean transportation technologies. They are having to juggle numerous cutting-edge technologies from the whole vehicle to new powertrains, fuels, “engines,” connected technology and vehicle automation—all betting on a future that is not yet a full reality but with a landscape of options that seems to grow by the minute. These manufacturers, major suppliers, and end users are moving the industry forward.
Growth in advanced transportation and clean energy investments are accelerating, creating exciting career opportunities.
Even as the world slowed to a halt in 2020 with the pandemic, demands for transportation services accelerated. From local delivery, last mile, regional and long haul, the nation’s fleet operators remain busier than ever. Fleets continue rising to the challenge of meeting evolving and increasing customer demands, and the role of clean vehicle technology has never been more important.
The Growth of Battery Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Fleet adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) grew tremendously over the past year, providing fleets around the nation with tangible data and experience on what it is really like incorporating EVs into their operations. There is an array of battery-electric trucks being put through their paces on real-world fleet routes. With more EV models being introduced than ever before, the race is on to find the ideal battery innovation that will curb price, reduce weight, and provide the range fleets need for their daily operations. The current EV deployments are providing comprehensive insight into one of the industry’s most exciting technology developments.
Fleet adoption of EVs grew tremendously over the past year, with an array of battery-electric trucks on real-world routes.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have also garnered growing interest from fleets, as well as new market entrants from manufacturers. Hydrogen provides promising opportunities to meet the demands of the long-haul sector, and in colder climates, but adoption of this fuel and technology will require a network of hydrogen fueling stations to support future fleet operations. Heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks are being deployed in several commercial and municipal customer applications. From port operations to warehouse, transit, and even street sweeping, fleets are talking about their early experiences and success with these vehicles.
Taking the Fossil Out of Fuels with Renewable Options
We are faced with many older traditional fueled vehicles on our roads today that are likely to be on our roads for a significant time in the future, as well. With the growing availability of drop-in renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, and renewable propane, fleets have the opportunity to immediately reduce the emissions profile of traditional fuels. These fuels provide a sustainable option for fleets across vocations to meet their operational performance and emissions reduction goals.
With the growing availability of drop-in renewable fuels, fleets have the opportunity to immediately reduce emissions.
While zero emission technology has grabbed a lot of the attention and headlines, natural gas and propane truck procurements have continued to hit record numbers given their known economic and environmental sustainability benefits. Leading fleets like UPS have doubled down on their investments in these technologies, due to the positive total cost of ownership (TCO), proven performance reliability, and immediate emission reduction benefits. Leading fleets will continue to drive the renewable fuel industry forward.
The Future is Bright at GNA – Join Our Team
GNA, a national clean transportation and energy consulting firm, leads market development for advanced transportation technologies and clean fuels, and we are experiencing the same tremendous growth seen throughout the industry. As a result, our team is expanding and seeking qualified candidates for several exciting positions.
The GNA team is expanding and seeking qualified candidates for several exciting positions.
When you work at GNA, it’s not just about making a living—it’s about making a difference in the world. Our employees choose to work at GNA because we love the work and believe in the cause. We are inspired by knowing that as we work to expand the clean transportation market, we help improve national energy security, create U.S. jobs, improve air quality for communities, and aid business owners in reducing their operating costs.
Check out the GNA careers page to view the new positions we’ve added to support market growth, including:
- Strategic Communications Specialist
- Regulatory Compliance Specialist
- Technical Associate
- Program Manager
- Email Developer/Production Designer
- Event Sales Coordinator
- Digital Campaign Marketing Manager
- Program Coordinator
- Senior Associate
- Programs & Policy Associate
Instructions for how to apply are listed for each individual position. Ideal candidates will have experience working with alternative fuels, advanced transportation technologies, renewable energy, air quality, or energy policy. We’re looking forward to growing our advanced transportation and clean energy team to continue to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving industry. We hope you will join us!