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.


The Economics of EV Adoption

June 2, 2024

Electric vehicles are thought to represent a partial, but important solution to realizing net-zero emissions goals. Toward this end, the European Union, China, Japan, South Korea, and several U.S. states have declared their intention to ban gasoline and diesel cars. But how realistic is it to move to a fully electric vehicle fleet? And how desirable is this goal? David Rapson joins EconoFact Chats to discuss these questions.

EconoFact Chats


Among the Academies: Fully Charged Trips Ahead

May 28, 2024

Some envision flying cars, but for Dan Sperling, the future is electric.

UC Davis News


SEforALL, UC Davis and Swaniti Global announce partnership to build Council for Critical Minerals Development in the Global South

May 28, 2024

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis (ITS UC Davis), and Swaniti Global on May 23, 2024 announced a partnership to build a first-of-its-kind platform for Global South countries on critical minerals for energy transitions.

Sustainable Energy for All


California Drives Toward Electric Future

May 22, 2024

California first began to introduce regulation in the early 1990s, explained Alan Jenn, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and researcher at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

UC Davis Magazine


Caltrans adding toll roads to Tahoe on I-80. Does project undermine climate goals?

May 21, 2024

“There are a lot of people who have a stake in continued highway expansion,” said professor Susan Handy, director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at UC Davis.

San Francisco Chronicle


Election year politics roil the EV transition

May 20, 2024

“While companies are committed to the transition, they are definitely slowing investment,” said Daniel Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, in an email.

Roll Call


Why some drivers are still hesitant to go electric

May 17, 2024

For many carmakers, their huge investments in battery plants and new supply chains, so far, are not paying off, says Gil Tal, director of the Electric Vehicle Research Center at UC Davis.

Marketplace


USDOT awards $1.7 million in research funding to UC-Davis for Climate Change and Transportation Research Center

May 14, 2024

The new center, which will be led by Kari Watkins, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and faculty affiliate at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, will advance research and technologies to support the nation’s clean energy goals, accelerate decarbonization of the transportation sector, strengthen the resilience of the nation’s transportation infrastructure and address environmental inequities created by the transportation system.

Mass Transit


New Climate and Transportation Research Center Established at UC Davis

May 13, 2024

The new Center for Emissions Reduction, Resiliency, and Climate Equity in Transportation was established through a cooperative agreement with DOT and will support the DOT Climate Change Research and Technology Program as well as the DOT Climate Change Center. It is led by Kari Watkins, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and faculty affiliate at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

UC Davis College of Engineering News


Musk just slashed Tesla’s Supercharger team. What does that mean for America’s EV network?

May 4, 2024

“In the end it’s probably a plus because it’s not in the public interest to have one company be so dominant,” Daniel Sperling, founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California Davis, told CNN.

CNN


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