zero emission vehicle (ZEV)

Assessing the Potential Impacts of Toll Discounts on Zero-Emission Vehicle Adoption

  • Principal Investigator Adam Davis, Ph.D
  • University of California, Davis
In this project, the research team will assess the impacts of discounted express lane tolls on ZEV adoption statewide and specifically in disadvantaged communities and areas where these discounts will have the largest impact. The results of this analysis will be used to propose a discount system that will encourage ZEV adoption but not overly burden express lane infrastructure.
Project Status
In Progress

Assessment of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Policy to Increase ZEV Purchases by Fleets

  • Principal Investigator Mahdi Shams
  • University of California, Davis
This project concentrates on policy-focused research supporting the design and implementation of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicle policies with a team of researchers from UC Davis' Institute of Transportation Studies. The study focuses on policy considerations for increasing fleets’ share of ZEVs' purchases.
Project Status
In Progress

Capitol Hill Briefing: Policy Insights from Electric Vehicle Markets in the Northeast and California

In this briefing, researchers from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation will share insights from electric vehicle markets in two very different states. Insights on successful incentives, adoption barriers, and policy gaps from these states provide valuable lessons learned for federal efforts to promote a cleaner transportation system.

Cost Sensitivity and Charging Choices of Plug-in Electric Vehicle Drivers – A Stated Preference Study

  • Principal Investigator Gil Tal, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
Using stated preference choice experiments, this study tries to fill the two gaps in the literature mentioned here: identify the drivers of choice of charging location during non-routine charging events and quantitative estimates of consumer preference for pricing strategies and other charging infrastructure attributes in case of routine nonhome charging events.
Project Status
In Progress

Discontinuance Among California’s Electric Vehicle Buyers: Why are Some Consumers Abandoning Electric Vehicles?

Research Product Type
Research Report
Discontinuance, the act of abandoning a new technology after once being an adopter, has implications for market growth and could prevent electric vehicles from ever reaching 100% market share. Using results from five surveys of electric vehicle owners, the researchers examine discontinuance among battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle adopters.