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.
This policy brief summarizes findings from a study that developed six alternative fee structure scenarios, each capable of raising $200 million per year, to explore equity implications of a fee system in 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.
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.
This paper evaluates the role of incentives for zero and near-zero emission vehicle (ZEV) technologies in last-mile delivery operations. Specifically, the study investigates the total cost of ownership and life cycle environmental impacts associated with last-mile deliveries, and compares the private and public costs of different vehicle powertrain and fuel pathways, under existing incentives in the State of California.