disadvantaged communities

Emissions Impact of Electric Vehicle Adoption on Disadvantaged Communities

  • Principal Investigator Alan Jenn, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
As electric vehicles are being adopted in relatively wealthier communities, there is a question as to whether pollution is being shifted from these communities to more disadvantaged, lower income communities which tend to be located near fossil fuel power plants. This project proposes to conduct a high-resolution accounting and measurement of the emissions and associated impacts through three phases of research.
Project Status
In Progress

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