For several years, the high cost of oil provided a compelling business case for fleet operators to use alternative fuels—many of which cost 30 to 50 percent less per gasoline gallon equivalent. The booming U.S. shale gas sector that helped create these attractive costs spreads has also contributed to an overabundance of global energy supply. Following OPEC’s decision not to cut production, oil prices have taken a nose dive around the world, causing some to speculate about the growth of the alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology market.
With oil prices plummeting to unprofitable levels for many producers, experienced vehicle and equipment operators know that petroleum prices could climb just as sharply as they dropped. Alternative fuels can provide fleet operators the long-term price stability they need when setting operating budgets and multi-year contracts. Additionally, as the single largest contributor to air pollution, the transportation industry continues to face both political and consumer pressure to reduce tailpipe emissions.
While there is great opportunity for alternative fuel and clean vehicle technologies, understanding the barriers that might prevent the successful adoption of a new product is a crucial step in protecting your investment. GNA has a first-hand perspective on the realities of today’s markets.
Extensive Expertise: For 20 years, GNA has worked side by side with the nation’s largest fleet operators, OEMs, technology companies, industry associations, government agencies, environmental groups, utilities, fuel providers and other stakeholders to assess and act on the business case for projects that result in tangible deployments of clean automotive technology, alternative fuel vehicles, and refueling infrastructure. The real-world data and insight we can provide from the front lines of the market helps investors truly understand key industry trends for today and tomorrow so they can invest with confidence.
Established Relationships: In addition, GNA’s experience with key leaders in the government, business, and environmental community helps investors fully understand our nation’s most important clean energy decisions.
Unique Perspective: The breadth of knowledge and experience that GNA provides is rarely found within the same firm:
- Technical Expertise: Our engineers have decades of experience developing and managing alternative and low-carbon fuels, advanced vehicles, and emission control technology projects.
- Policy Analysis: Our executives have been an integral part of several significant fuel and vehicle emissions policies implemented by the EPA and state agencies.
With GNA’s consultation, investors looking for a clearer picture of the business case for future markets can close information gaps and gain a high level of confidence and understanding of today’s market challenges, opportunities and forward growth curves.