In The News

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Coronavirus stay-at-home orders have reduced traffic accidents by half

April 2, 2020

Coronavirus stay-at-home orders that went into effect on March 20 have reduced vehicle collisions on California roadways by roughly half, according to a UC Davis survey that is the first to estimate the impact of the extraordinary health orders on traffic.

Los Angeles Times

Is Uber a solution to traffic congestion or a problem?

February 24, 2020

Commuters may not see ride-hailing services as alternatives to cars or to public transport.

Fortune India

Electric Vehicles Can Help California Hit 2030 Emissions Reduction Target

February 24, 2020

Energy Innovation, a nonpartisan energy and climate policy firm, recently released research showing the state of California may not meet its 2030 climate emissions reduction target.


EV Options Have Increased but Public Awareness Not So Much

February 24, 2020

Consumers in the largest electric car market in the country still find it difficult to name an electric vehicle brand beyond Tesla.

Government Technology

The Promise and Peril of Autonomous Vehicles

February 24, 2020

The possibility of self-driving cars on our roads is prompting both excitement and anxiety. Advocates point to the possibility of increased safety, lower pollution, even less congestion.

The National Law Review

Super Bowl Ads Hyped Electric Cars. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

February 5, 2020

Super Bowl ads featuring electric vehicles used to be rare. But this year, at least three car companies — GM, Porsche, and Audi — ran flashy commercials for new plug-in models.

New York Times

Making Connections

February 5, 2020

As more people move farther out, options are in the works to ease their commutes

Comstock’s Magazine

Sunny California Imagines Its Electric Cars as Mobile Power Grid

January 22, 2020

Imagine using an electric vehicle to get around town, but also to store energy during surplus times and give it back to the grid when needed.

Bloomberg Environment

Trump-aligned automakers would be barred from federal sales under new bill

January 22, 2020

Bay Area Rep. Mark DeSaulnier is throwing another jab in California’s battle with the Trump administration over climate change policy.

San Francisco Chronicle

Inside the new Uber-style bus service in Sacramento. Will you ditch your car?

January 22, 2020

Starting Monday, bus and rail agency Sacramento Regional Transit will launch a major expansion of an experimental service that invites residents and workers in nine local communities, including downtown, to leave their cars in the garage and instead summon a door-to-door ride-share shuttle bus called SmaRT Ride.

Sacramento Bee

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