College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Phillip L. Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Federal and State legislation has been passed limiting the prospective propulsion options for heavy industrial off-road vehicles that general contractors can operate on the jobsite. The interest behind this research project is the viability of introducing fully electric off-road construction vehicles into the heavy civil construction industry and if the timeline for implementation is realistic or optimistic. As new rules and regulations pertaining to the future emissions requirements of civilian and commercial vehicles effect the country, the construction industry is spending billions in order to develop (and are currently developing) fully electric off-road industrial vehicles (dozers, front loaders, scrappers, dump trucks, etc.) to meet the emissions goals set forth by our governing bodies. In the heavy civil/industrial industry, general contractors rely on their vehicles to be reliable, cheap, and easy to maintain. In this study, six respondents from five different general contractors were interviewed to assess the attitude of the industry from the perspective of the people who purchase, operate, and utilize these vehicles. The results of each interview demonstrate the current questions and concerns regarding the actual viability of an EV replacement paired with the accompanying charging stations and actual impact on national emissions.

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