In The News

Our experts are frequently spotlighted in national/local news outlets and widely read blogs. The headlines and summaries below link to the original news articles and features.

Title: The race for more electric cars catches speed, but infrastructure challenges remain

November 18, 2021

Dan Sperling talks about how EVs can take over a bigger share of the marketplace.

WFAE 90.7

The Surprisingly Long History of Electric Cars

November 18, 2021

Can electric cars reclaim their place on the road? Daniel Sperling and Gil Tal investigate.


Planes, trains and automobiles: It’s transport day at COP26. Here’s what you need to know.

November 18, 2021

Lewis Fulton pointed out that electrification is not the answer for all types of transport because the larger the vehicle the more work it is to move; noting that hydrogen as one option being considered for freight trucks.

The Washington Post

This Bay Area highway sees more roadkill than any other road in the state

November 18, 2021

In an effort to aid the loss of wildlife, UC Davis researchers urged California legislators to pass a bill that, “protects wildlife movement by requiring retrofit of existing and proposed new or expanded infrastructure to allow wildlife passage.

San Francisco Chronicle

Like Basic Income, But for Transportation

November 18, 2021

Angela Sanguinetti is overseeing survey-based studies of the “universal basic mobility” pilots in California and is interested in which modes participants chose for getting to different destinations, and how the programs affect their economic standing, quality of life and health.

Bloomberg CityLab

COP26: experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow Pact

November 18, 2021

Dan Sperling wrote to reduce greenhouse gases, vehicle electrification (including hydrogen) is the most effective and economic approach to decarbonize transportation – by far.

The Conversation

Will Knowing a Flight’s Carbon Emissions Change Your Travel Plans?

November 18, 2021

Research from UC Davis indicates that consumers are willing to pay more to pollute less during flights and that including such emissions information may help green the aviation industry.

UC Davis

Paving the Way to Zero Emissions From Cement

October 28, 2021

Sabbie Miller and John Harvey, both of the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and colleagues at ETH Zurich and Imperial College London break down the greenhouse emissions challenges facing the cement industry and present a strategy to get to zero emissions.

UC Davis

NCST Induced Travel Calculator Spurs Nationwide Tool

October 28, 2021

Developed by NCST Director Dr. Susan Handy and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Jamey Volker and grounded in academic literature, the NCST Induced Travel Calculator can be used in California’s urbanized counties.


A new tool suggests we’re underestimating the environmental cost of new roads

October 28, 2021

It’s difficult to reduce our carbon emissions when we keep building more highways…that’s what inspired a network of environmental groups to build a calculator that shows how much air pollution is caused by new roads….the calculator is based on research out of the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis.


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