Democratization of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

  • Principal Investigator Adam Davis, Ph.D
  • University of California, Davis
The electrification of privately owned vehicles is a necessary step to eliminating transportation greenhouse gas emissions. The adoption of electric vehicles so far has been heavily focused among high-income commuters who live in major metropolitan areas.
Project Status
In Progress

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.