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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 dockworkers have a new target in their fight against automation

February 1, 2024

“If we have a goal of reducing [vehicle miles traveled], the most promising strategy by far is shared automated vehicles,” said Dan Sperling, director of University of California, Davis’ Institute for Transportation Studies. “There is no other plausible strategy that comes even close in terms of the potential now.”

Politico


Hydrogen trains and trucks are coming — for better or worse

February 1, 2024

“We’re entering a new era,” said Lewis Fulton of the University of California–Davis, who is chairing the transportation working group within California’s hydrogen hub.

Canary Media


California climate disclosure laws face possible delay

January 31, 2024

Dan Sperling, an agency board member from 2007 through last year, said writing and passing the rules on greenhouse gas disclosures could take more time than expected.

E&E News by Politico


Climate policy has a robot problem

January 31, 2024

Dan Sperling, director of University of California, Davis’ Institute for Transportation Studies, called shared automated vehicles “the most promising strategy by far” for reducing the number of miles cars drive annually.

Politico


Plug-in hybrids vs. electric cars: We did the math on which is better for you

January 30, 2024

Gil Tal, director of the Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center at the University of California at Davis, says when it comes to efficiency, “it doesn’t matter if it’s hybrid or not, just look at the MPG.”

The Washington Post


What Taylor Swift and EV chargers have in common

January 24, 2024

“The market is moving to a Tesla connector, regardless of what car company you are,” said Gil Tal, director of UC Davis’ EV Research Center.

Politico


Tighter vehicle emission standards are a tightrope for Biden

January 24, 2024

Daniel Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, said he expects the EPA to soften the regulations to give U.S. manufacturers more time to comply while still meeting consumer demands for top-selling vehicles like the Ford F-Series, Chevy Silverado and Dodge Ram pickups.

Roll Call


Volkswagen spent $800M on California EV charging to atone for Dieselgate. Drivers aren’t happy

January 23, 2024

Gil Tal, director of the EV Research Center at UC Davis, said Electrify America is actually performing better than some other charging providers in certain urban centers.

Sacramento Bee


‘There’s always a but’ when it comes to the climate

January 23, 2024

“EVs are a done deal,” said Dan Sperling, a former member of the California Air Resources Board and director of the University of California, Davis’ Institute for Transportation Studies.

Politico


See Electrify America EV station tested by UC Davis researchers

January 22, 2024

Dahlia Garas, manager of the UC Davis Electric Vehicle Research Center, tests the reliability of an electric vehicle station operated by Electrify America, in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024.

Sacramento Bee


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