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.

Dan Sperling and the Zero Carbon Action Plan

April 16, 2021

An interview with the godfather of transportation decarbonization

Decarbonizing Transportation

Road freight sustainability expert: ‘We really don’t have a good plan’

April 16, 2021

FreightWaves recently chatted with Daniel Sperling, founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, about decarbonization challenges the road freight sector faces.


California’s Plan to Align Transportation Planning With Climate Goals: Discussions, Workshops

April 16, 2021

CAPTI sets a framework for planning transportation in a way that doesn’t further destroy the environment, the economy, or the health of Californians, but some bristle at the idea of change.

Streetsblog Cal

Regulators Make Headway on Wheelchair Access for Ride-Hail

April 16, 2021

The state of California just took an important step forward to improve accessibility for users of wheelchairs and medical scooters on ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, or HopSkipDrive.

Streetsblog Cal

The EV tax credit can save you thousands — if you’re rich enough

March 4, 2021

According to one study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, 13 percent of electric vehicle owners overestimated how much money they would get back on their purchase.

Grist Magazine

Old school Airstreams enjoy pandemic-era popularity

March 4, 2021

The growing popularity of Airstreams is part of a surge in sales of all recreational vehicles during the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post

Tesla Quality Issues Threaten Its Dominance in China EV Market

February 24, 2021

Chinese regulators are taking a close look at Tesla operations after recent videos on social media appear to show a Model 3 battery fire and malfunctioning vehicles.

Wall Street Journal

A New Energy Partnership: Do EVs Spell the End of Conventional Electricity?

February 19, 2021

From electric debates about the future of the grid to questions of whether EVs are truly low carbon given the source of electricity, it has once again put the need for a low carbon electricity grid into focus.

Infraline Plus Magazine

How much do drivers use EVs? Clashing studies fuel debate

February 19, 2021

A study on California electric vehicle usage is firing debate on an urgent question for policymakers: How much are EVs driven compared with gas-fueled cars?

E&E News

Interview: California Freeway Expansion Projects Induce Travel, and Underestimate Impacts of Additional Driving

February 18, 2021

UC Davis scholars Susan Handy, Jamey Volker, and Amy Lee created a online Induced Travel Calculator tool to project how road expansion projects would increase driving


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