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New mobility: Today's technology and policy landscape

The phrase “new mobility” has come into widespread use to describe the intersection of new technologies with new business models (and some existing ones). New mobility has the potential to...
Published 2017.07.27: Publication

Oregon is an unconventional success story for electric vehicles

How can governments stimulate electric vehicle (EV) markets? Our research over the past year in the United States at both state level and city level shows that consumer incentives are a key driver...Oregon has become one of the leading U.S. states for electric vehicle sales without offering significant fiscal incentives, instead relying on innovative promotion activities.
Published 2015.11.03: Blog Post

Is there an e-Autobahn in our future?

In the small town of Templin, Germany one hour north of Berlin, on the site of an old Soviet airfield, Siemens engineers are hard at work on what could be the future of low-carbon freight transport....How will the heavy duty vehicle sector achieve decarbonization in the long term? Perhaps a new technology being developed by Siemens will be part of the answer.
Published 2015.09.25: Blog Post

Exploring the climate and health benefits from public transit

As the world rapidly becomes more motorized and more urban, it faces an increasingly urgent dilemma: how to move people efficiently while improving air quality and reducing climate impacts. In high-...It is possible to mitigate climate change and lower health impacts through less reliance on private automobiles, reduced urban sprawl, higher rates of public transit, and stringent vehicle emission...
Published 2015.05.08: Blog Post

[Press release] Even with Global Shift to Mass Transit, Best-Practice Standards for Clean Vehicles and Fuels Key to Curbing Health Impacts

Released by the University of California, Davis and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) on September 17, 2014, this study examines how major changes in transport...
Published 2014.09.16: News

More thoughts on the hype cycle and electric vehicles

The other day I was quoted in an item in the New Yorker's Currency blog on why electric vehicles have “stalled.” It's an interesting piece as far as it goes (and of course it's nice to get quoted in...EVs are long-term solutions, whose success will ultimately be determined not by current expectations but by our commitment to long-range planning, steady technological development, and far-sighted...
Published 2013.10.29: Blog Post

Global transportation energy and climate roadmap

This report evaluates the impact of transportation policies on worldwide oil consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the potential for reductions in both out to 2030. It finds that...
Published 2012.12.01: Publication

Congestion Charging: Challenges and Opportunities

This report summarizes several actual and potential congestion-charging programs aimed in reducing motor-vehicle traffic. The study notes many of the environmental and fiscal benefits such programs...
Published 2010.05.14: Publication