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.

As Gas Prices Went Up, So Did the Hunt for Electric Vehicles

April 8, 2022

EV chargers need to be accessible to more than just owners who have a charger at their home, says Dan Sperling.

New York Times

Revolutionary changes in transportation could slow global warming if done right

April 5, 2022

Alan Jenn writes about the recent IPCC report and how changes in transportation can alleviate climate disaster if done correctly.

Corporate Knights

Revolutionary changes in transportation, from electric vehicles to ride sharing, could slow global warming – if they’re done right, IPCC says

April 4, 2022

Alan Jenn explains how proper policy can help reduce emissions and slow down global warming through sustainable transportation methods such as ride-sharing and EVs.

The Conversation

High gas prices may not drive Americans away from gas

March 24, 2022

“It’s safe to say that persistently high gasoline prices will have a bigger effect on EV demand than fleeting increases would,” University of California-Davis economist David Rapson tells Axios.


Review: CalTrans and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) Report That More Roads Mean More Traffic

March 24, 2022

Multiple studies out of ITS-Davis show that expanding roadway capacity only increases GHG emissions.

The Davis Vanguard

How gas prices are impacting the electric vehicle market | What you need to know

March 23, 2022

“I think that the gas prices right now are high, but even if they will go down back to where they were two months ago, electric cars are still a good deal,” said Gil Tal, director of the Electric Vehicle Research Center at UC Davis. “So it’s not a seasonal thing. Even with regular gas prices, driving electric (is) saving. And maybe now the return on your investment will be one year.”

ABC 10

Out of the Woods

March 22, 2022

Colin Murphy explores how biomass technology could help reduce megafires and build a wood-products market in California.

Comstock's Magazine

Electric cars coming on fast: Climate worries, sinking prices put spotlight on EV sales

March 14, 2022

Gil Tal comments on the next wave of EV buyers and how new innovations in battery life and charging stations can help convince more people to go electric.

USA Today

Searching for Ways to Limit Induced Demand in a Car-Loving Society

March 7, 2022

“For a long time, transportation policy’s goal was to get people to travel more, haul goods, go drive those interstates,” says Amy Lee, researcher at the University of California, Davis…“We’re trying to think differently in an age of climate change, but it’s a hard ship to turn around.”


Technology shifts automakers into high regulatory gear

February 27, 2022

Regulators have to strike a balance between creativity and potentially harmful development. Dan Sperling says they want to push change but have to avoid throwing the “baby out with the bathwater”.

Financial Times

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