Principal InvestigatorDebapriya Chakraborty, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
This project will study the factors influencing the total cost of ownership and operation of Plug-In Electric Vehicles and how policies like CAFE and fuel/electricity price trends impact the comparative costs of internal combustion engines and plug-in electric vehicles.
This talk examined the current status of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle commercialization and included discussion of fuel cell applications for transportation, manufacturing cost trends, cost and availability of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, the environmental impacts of hydrogen production, and more.
This study projected the introduction of battery-electric and fuel cell technologies into the medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicle markets and identified which markets will be most suitable for each of technologies and the factors which will be most critical to their successful introduction.
This policy brief summarizing findings from the study which investigated fuel cell vehicle buyers in California and compared them to battery electric vehicle owners, with the hope of understanding why some households choose a FCV rather than a BEV.