Gil Tal, Ph.D.

  • Director, STEPS+
  • Director, EV Research Center
  • Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Travel behavior, alternative fuel vehicles, travel demand modeling, transportation planning, environmental policy
  • Non-motorized transportation
  • Creation and use of data in transportation planning process
Graduate Group TTP


Gil Tal holds a Ph.D. in Transportation Technology and Policy from UC Davis, and an M.A. in geography and environmental policy and planning from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Between 2008 and 2010 Dr. Tal was a post-doctoral researcher with the Center for Global Metropolitan Studies and the UC Transportation Center at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Tal’s research focuses on electric vehicle policy, travel behavior, and EV supply chain dynamics. His expertise encompasses various segments of the electric vehicle market, including light duty, heavy duty, and transit sectors and studying the impact of incentives and infrastructure in the global electric vehicle market. Looking forward, Dr. Tal’s research delves into the electrification of emerging mobility services and the integration of electric vehicles and automated vehicles in developed economies and the global south, with a keen focus on their significant impacts on the electric grid.

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