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.


 

California lawmakers kill plan to triple electric-vehicle rebates

September 16, 2019

Drivers looking to buy electric cars or other zero-emission vehicles in California will get less financial help from the state than many had hoped.

San Francisco Chronicle


Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

September 16, 2019

The bloom is off the rose for self-driving tech among urban transportation officials, who are planning for a future with fewer private cars.

WIRED


America’s Transportation History is Full of Mistakes. Let’s Not Make Another One.

September 11, 2019

Instead of battling it out, cities and private mobility companies have an opportunity to work together and lay the foundation for a multimodal future.

CItyLab


Electric vehicle sales are up sharply in California, mostly due to Tesla

September 11, 2019

Sales of new electric vehicles in California shot up 63.7% in the first half of the year, to 51,750 units, largely on the strength of the Tesla Model 3.

Los Angeles Times


DOJ to probe automakers who rebuked Trump fuel efficiency rollback

September 6, 2019

The Justice Department is opening an antitrust probe into a deal between four automakers and California on vehicle fuel economy standards, one of the companies confirmed today.

Politico


A ban on gas-powered cars? 2020 Democrats embrace what once was a California fantasy

September 6, 2019

Democrats running for president had a message for Americans on Wednesday night: you are going to have to wean yourselves off your gas-powered cars.

Sacramento Bee


E-bikes were set for Sacramento suburbs this fall. Then came Trump tariffs, tech trouble

August 30, 2019

Hardware issues and pressure from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports have delayed the rollout of electric bikes and scooters in three Sacramento suburbs, likely until next spring.

Sacramento Bee


Can California put cars in the rear-view mirror?

August 19, 2019

The story goes that Californians love their cars. But much of the time that relationship is dysfunctional, launching drivers into the teeth of traffic jams, fouling the air and spewing gases that undermine state policies to combat climate change.

CALmatters


BMW Interviews Director Gil Tal for Insights about Electromobility

July 31, 2019

The latest issue of BMW Sustainability News includes an in-depth interview with the Director of the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Center at ITS-Davis. Dr. Tal explains how electric vehicle markets are evolving, and highlights the role of policy in stoking the higher performing market in California.

BMW Group


‘Clean’ freight traffic is elusive as California rolls toward zero emissions

June 9, 2019

“If California’s trying to be a leader, we have to go as fast as possible,” said Lew Fulton, who studies sustainable transportation at UC Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies. “Policies are critical to try to speed this up… Carrots and sticks. Carrots being pricing and incentives, sticks being regulatory.”

CALmatters


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