Across Early Policy and Market Contexts Women and Men Show Similar Interest in Electric Vehicles

Research Product Type
Research Report
While ownership and purchase of all vehicles approach gender parity, to date electric vehicles (EV) are being purchased by far more men than women. Prior analysis from California finds no reason in the available data why this difference persists. This report extends that analysis across 12 other U.S. states with varying, but generally less supportive than California, EV policy and market contexts.

Across Early Policy and Market Contexts, Women and Men Show Similar Interest in Electric Vehicles

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) will rely, ultimately, on the participation of all vehicle buyers. Researchers at UC Davis examined whether the gender similarities in prospective interest in EVs witnessed in California extended to other states that, while generally supportive of California’s EV goals and signatories to many of California’s air quality standards had less supportive policy frameworks, fewer EV sales, and less EV charging infrastructure in 2014.

Air Resources Board Seminar: The Dynamics of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the Secondary Market and Their Implications for Vehicle Demand, Durability, and Emissions

The seminar describes the development of the used plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market in California and identifies the factors that influence its future growth, which are key to achieving our State’s equity, greenhouse gas, and air quality goals.

Alternative Vehicle Supply and Demand, and the Effects of Government Policy

  • Principal Investigator Yuan Chen
  • University of California, Davis
This dissertation presents an econometric model to measure supply and demand within the Chinese vehicle market. The model will be significant for industry, particularly car manufacturers interested in better targeting cars, including alternative vehicles, for the Chinese market.
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Comparing Travel Behavior and Opportunities to Increase Transportation Sustainability in Small Cities, Towns, and Rural Communities

Research Product Type
Associated Publication
This study aims to dive deeper into understanding how people travel and their perceptions and opinions about various components of travel in a majority rural state. By speaking directly with Vermonters through in-person interviews, the authors obtain uniquely personal points of view and analyze them for commonalities and differences between urban, suburban, and rural Vermonters.

Dataset: Modeling dynamic processes in the California ZEV market (2014-2016)

Research Product Type
The market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) that primarily include battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) has been rapidly growing in California for the past few years. Given the targets for PEV penetration in the state, it is important to have a better understanding of the pattern of technology diffusion and the factors that are driving the process.