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Future Electric Vehicle Charging Demand at Highway Rest Areas and Implications for Renewable Energy Penetration in California

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes findings from researchers at the University of California, Davis, who collected state travel data and electricity demand data to run a model that identified optimal highway rest areas for electric vehicle charger installation and calculated how an increase in charging demand would affect the California electricity grid at selected highway locations.

Improving Our Understanding of Transport Electrification Benefits for Disadvantaged Communities

  • Principal Investigator Debbie Niemeier, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
This research will improve long-term sustainability by identifying how and why (or why not) transportation electrification (TE) projects align with regional and local transportation goals. The research will result in a deep dive case study that can serve as a template for evaluating future TE expenditures with respect to identifying and quantifying disadvantaged community benefits.
Project Status
In Progress

Transportation Fundamentals

In 2019, UC Davis experts met with a cross section of policy stakeholders to discuss sustainable transportation topics in California and the rest of the US over the coming years. The Transportation Fundamentals briefing series was an opportunity for staffers in the Legislature, Regulatory Agencies and NGOs who are new to the sustainable transportation space to familiarize themselves with important technologies, statistics and trends in electric vehicles, alternative fuels, sustainable freight.