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The transition to electric cars: How can policy pave the way?

[This post originally appeared on the website of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development on 19 October 2017.] The pronouncements keep coming. Policymakers in France, Germany,...Governments the world over face major challenges to reduce the health and environmental impacts from the transportation sector. Steering the car market to electric vehicles and ultimately zero-...
Published 2017.10.25: Blog Post

Expanding the electric vehicle market in U.S. cities

This paper assesses the U.S. electric vehicle market and the actions driving it, focusing on the 50 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas. This work analyzes the connections among various state and...
Published 2017.07.24: Publication

Update: California's electric vehicle market

This briefing summarizes data on the development of the electric vehicle market in California through 2016. It quantifies electric vehicle market growth across California cities and metropolitan...
Published 2017.05.31: Publication

The ascent of electric vehicles in California

We’ve seen some mixed signals in California on electric vehicles this summer. First, California lawmakers put the electric vehicle consumer rebates on hold. Then there were questions about whether...Sacramento provided a little bit of a roller coaster for EVs in California this summer. But our analysis of the data shows that the diffusion of EVs in the market could ultimately be the much more...
Published 2016.09.11: Blog Post

Leading edge of electric vehicle market development in the United States: An analysis of California cities

This study analyzes electric vehicle markets at the city level in California in 2015. Along with an analysis of city-level electric vehicle uptake, the authors assess public charging infrastructure,...
Published 2016.09.11: Publication

Global climate change mitigation potential from a transition to electric vehicles

Many governments have announced climate change mitigation commitments that include national or regional commitments to reduce their carbon emissions in the 2025–2035 timeframe. These commitments tend...
Published 2015.12.02: Publication

Global milestone: The first million electric vehicles

Milestones are important, and numbers, especially large round numbers, make good ones. The automobile was born in 1879. Probably a little more than three decades later the millionth automobile took...Sometime this month, somewhere in the world, the millionth modern electric vehicle will hit the road. And in NYC, farsighted governments of the new International ZEV Alliance are coming together to...
Published 2015.09.29: Blog Post

Transition to a global zero-emission vehicle fleet: A collaborative agenda for governments

Governments around the world are seeking to promote electric vehicles—to reduce oil consumption, climate-related emissions, and local air pollution, and to stake out an industrial leadership position...
Published 2015.09.29: Publication

Electric vehicles rising, in select US cities

Are electric vehicle sales in the doldrums, or are they skyrocketing? If you follow enough of the news, you'll see stories arguing both of those opposing conclusions. This is part of what makes...As our latest study demonstrates, digging down to the city and regional level can illuminate what's really happening across markets and identify how policies and promotional activities are connected...
Published 2015.07.29: Blog Post

Assessment of leading electric vehicle promotion activities in United States cities (2015)

Cities, with their urban driving patterns, high concentration of vehicles, and dense infrastructure, are keys to the development of a robust electric vehicle market. They are also an increasingly...
Published 2015.07.29: Publication

Transitioning to Electric Drive Vehicles

This report builds on a previous analysis of the transition to electric drive light-duty vehicles in California and the Section 177 states that have adopted California’s Zero Emission Vehicle...
Published 2014.03.12: Publication

Is hydrogen transportation gaining momentum?

A recent spate of news in the US, EU, and Japan about commitments to expand hydrogen infrastructure and provide more funding for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) research and development has renewed...The spate of news from the US, EU, and Japan on commitments to expand hydrogen infrastructure and fund fuel-cell vehicle R&D would argue "yes".
Published 2013.12.04: Blog Post

Don't count out hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles

Perhaps somewhat lost in all the exciting news about recent successful launches of all the new plug-in electric vehicles are the recent equally promising developments on the other electric vehicle:...Perhaps somewhat lost in the buzz about recent successful launches of new plug-in EVs are the equally promising developments on the other electric vehicle.
Published 2013.11.26: Blog Post

Electric vehicles on the rise in California

What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, the ZEV mandate was in retreat, there were only meager demonstration offerings by auto companies for electric vehicles, and automakers were even...What a difference a decade makes. The LA Auto Show was abuzz with plug-in EVs in a cornucopiea of shapes, sizes, and makes. And Sen. Fran Pavley got an award from the Alliance for Automobile...
Published 2013.11.25: Blog Post

Analyzing the Transition to Electric Drive in California

This study investigates how the transition to electric drive vehicles in California and the rest of the U.S. might be accomplished, and the role of public policy in managing the transition....
Published 2013.06.17: Publication

The Rise and Fall (and Rise, and Fall) of Electric Vehicles

The Center for Automotive Research in Michigan recently cancelled its 2012 annual electric vehicle conference, with the conference co-director stating “We see the hype and the activity, but there...Opinions regarding the future of electric vehicles cycle between periods of enthusiastic optimism and bouts of near despair. For those new to the conversation some history is in order. 
Published 2012.06.14: Blog Post

Comments, proposed amendments to California ZEV program

ICCT's comments to the California Air Resources Board on proposed amendments to the ZEV program, submitted 25 January 2012. View on Scribd
Published 2012.01.25: News

CARB: Proposed Modifications to CA’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program

On December 7, 2011 the California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff released a staff report outlining proposed modifications to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program as part of the Advanced Clean...
Published 2011.12.27: Publication

Vehicle electrification policy study: Task 2 — Metrics

Transforming the passenger and light-duty vehicle fleet into one more heavily reliant on electric vehicles will demand collaboration among government, industry, other stakeholders, and the public—no...
Published 2011.03.10: Publication

Vehicle electrification policy study: Task 1 — Technology status

Transforming the passenger and light-duty vehicle fleet into one more heavily reliant on electric vehicles will demand collaboration among government, industry, other stakeholders, and the public—no...
Published 2011.03.10: Publication