Get on the Electric Bus

Client:   CALSTART

CALSTART, a statewide nonprofit that helps commercial and public vehicle fleets convert to cleaner fuels, wanted to help fleet managers understand the lifetime cost benefits of clean-fuel vehicles. CALSTART staff had developed a sophisticated Excel-based calculator, but it was difficult to use and hard to share. So thy approached GreenInfo about building a web-based version of their HVIP Total Cost of Ownership Estimator. The tool provides estimated cost comparisons between zero- and near-zero emission, medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks and buses and trucks.

This project involved taking an extremely complex Excel spreadsheet and turning it into a working web application that's easy to use while also retaining the power and flexibility needed for an expert audience making complex decisions about expensive public infrastructure.

The calculator tool is part of the website, for which we also built an interactive map to show where vehicle purchase vouchers are being used across the state.

Focus:   Environment  

Services:  Interactive Solutions, Applications Development 

Project Years: 2019-2020

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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