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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.


Electric vehicle fees won’t fix the transportation funding gap

December 11, 2019

Imposing new fees on electric vehicles now could disrupt the momentum that is slowly building in the market for more efficient, sustainable vehicles.


The problem that stumps Calif.’s top EV researchers

November 1, 2019

California may be the nation’s whiz kid on electric vehicle policy, but its own top researchers think the state may be starting to push up against the limit of what it can do to boost sales.

E&E News

Oil companies are thinking about a low-carbon future, but aren’t making big investments in it yet

October 23, 2019

The global oil industry stands at a crossroads. Corporate leaders are weighing how closely to stay wedded to their legacy business – finding, extracting and refining fossil energy – versus preparing for an uncertain low-carbon future.

The Conversation

EVs To The Rescue: Lessons From A California Blackout

October 17, 2019

When the lights went out in California last week, one resident used the power stored in his electric vehicle (EV) to keep his oxygen machine up and running. That story, repeated with variations around the state, called attention to a vision of the future where people use their electric cars and trucks to power homes and businesses.


Most electric car chargers don’t take credit cards. California wants to fix that

October 8, 2019

Ben Jones, who drives an electric Volkswagen Golf, had his trip all planned out — or so he thought. He would go from his Berkeley home to Sunnyvale to dine with a cousin, and charge his car at a nearby station.

San Francisco Chronicle

Navigating the complicated world of EV charging

October 8, 2019

Electric cars: the future of transportation. At least, that always seems to be the message. We often hear that electricity is cheaper than gas and better for the environment, and that going electric is one of the most effective ways to reduce your personal carbon footprint.


The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires

October 2, 2019

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem — turns out, it just might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters.

Los Angeles Times

California’s Transition to Low-Carbon Road Transportation

September 26, 2019

By as early as 2030, California’s transition to zero emission vehicles could begin to save the state money, according to a study released today by researchers at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

UC Davis

Will Tesla’s Autopilot System Change Vehicle Use?

September 25, 2019

Driverless, fully automated cars are projected to increase overall travel. But what about vehicles with partial automation that are already on the road? Will people drive them more than non-automated vehicles? A recent study shows they may already be having an impact on driving habits.


See you in court.’ Calif. promises to fight EPA plan

September 18, 2019

The Trump administration’s plan to revoke California’s ability to set its own clean car standards promises to ignite a monumental legal fight between a dozen states and the federal government.

E&E News

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