The federal government and numerous states offer tax incentives to encourage adoption of electric vehicles. The state of Georgia offered a $5,000 tax credit for the purchase of an electric vehicle until it was discontinued in 2015. This webinar will present findings from a study of the effectiveness of Georgia’s electric vehicle tax credit. Researchers used novel methods to estimate what electric vehicle sales in Georgia would likely have been without the tax credit, and thus assess the degree to which the tax credit may have spurred the market. The researchers also analyzed the availability of tax credits across households by income and other demographic parameters to assess the potential equity implications of tax credit policies. The results can inform the design of future incentives at the state and federal level to promote electric vehicle adoption.
The project research team includes: Dr. Haobing Liu (Principal Investigator, University of New Mexico), Dr. Michael O. Rodgers (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Dr. Randall Guensler (Georgia Institute of Technology).
This webinar is co-sponsored by the Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD), a Tier-1 University Transportation Center. CTEDD strives to be the nation's leading University Transportation Center focused on equity in transportation planning and policy, pursuing the goal of a fairer and more productive transportation system through original research, community engagement, industry-university ties, K-12 educational initiatives, and the promotion of leadership training among STEM students.
Read more about the research team's project on Equity Assessment of Plug-in Electric Vehicle Purchase Incentives.
Dr. Randall Guensler is a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. While working for the California Air Resources Board for seven years, Dr. Guensler earned his M.S. in Environmental Engineering and his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Since arriving at Georgia Tech, he has managed more than $21 million in transportation, energy, and air quality research, including a recent $3 million U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E TRANSNET project on regional transportation simulation and assessment of real-time incentives to change travel behavior and reduce energy use. He has also served on a variety of professional committees and panels tasked with the assessment of energy use and emissions and identifying research needs. Dr. Guensler is currently an Associate Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation.
Anne Blair serves as the Electrification Coalition's Senior EV Policy Manager, with a focus on promoting policies and programs that will transform the transportation sector. Prior to joining EC, Anne was the Director of Energy Efficient Transportation at the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, overseeing strategy, programming and outreach for all of SEEA’s transportation initiatives. Before SEEA, Anne worked at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as its clean fuels director, working on transportation and clean energy policy for fifteen years. She has also previously worked at The Coca-Cola Company, The Fund for Public Interest Research, Americorps and the River Network. She serves on multiple boards including the EV Club of the South, Mothers and Others for Clean Air and EarthShare of Georgia. Anne holds a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and a Master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School.