2022 Commercial Electric Vehicle Adoption Report


Fleet acceptance is growing, but EBM’s 2022 survey finds availability, cost, and charging are still major barriers to wide adoption on commercial electric vehicles.

Following up on its benchmark 2021 survey, a new Endeavor Business Intelligence report documents the evolving fleet expectations for commercial electric vehicle adoption in the U.S.


A major shift to electric automotive powertrains is a very good bet at this point, but when will that transformation cross over to the mainstream? The commercial electric vehicle (CEV) segment of that market is going to be a key element in such a transformation. That makes the fleet adoption rate of CEVs a valuable barometer of the technology’s long-term viability as a practical automotive powertrain for the future.

Meet the Author

Jim Mele

Jim Mele, a lifelong journalist and editor, has covered trucking since 1981. He joined FleetOwner, the premier publication covering the trucking industry, in 1985, filling roles as a feature writer and executive editor before being appointed editor-in-chief in 1999, a position he held until 2017. During his tenure as chief editor, he was recognized with four Neal Awards for Editorial Excellence, three times for commentary and once for technical content. As a consulting analyst for Wards Intelligence and Endeavor Business Media, he has authored numerous in-depth business intelligence reports on the truck industry covering technology trends, advanced safety systems and commercial electric vehicles.

2021 Commercial Electric Vehicle Adoption Report


A Fleet Perspective on Commercial Electric Vehicles. 


An Endeavor Business Intelligence report that examines the adoption rate of commercial electric vehicles in the U.S.


Common opinion is that the transportation world is in the midst of an electrical vehicle boom and that CEVs are leading this enthusiastic transformation.  However, based on our research of over 270 fleet organizations, the reality is we are just starting to see trends develop and gain a perspective on lessons learned from early adopters.  Our sampled fleets represent the overall U.S. trucking industry, including for-hire carriers, private fleets as well as those in vocational applications and those operated by government entities.


This comprehensive 58-page report delivers valuable insights for manufacturers, suppliers, builders and investors through analysis of proprietary research on fleet types investing in CEVs, reasons and methods for adoption, applications and perceived challenges. The report also offers overviews of the top 25 CEV builders, their progress and current product portfolio, as well as fleet usage profiles for two organizations that are leading the way in CEV adoption.