Scott Hardman

  • Professional Researcher, Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center
  • Consumer Responses to Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Travel Behavior
  • Policy Analysis
  • Global Alternative Fuel Vehicle Markets
Graduate Group TTP


Scott Hardman is a professional researcher in the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, in the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California Davis. Scott hold a PhD in Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications from the University of Birmingham, UK. His work is on the consumer adoption of electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and automated vehicles. This includes investigating the importance of incentives, understanding the buyers of electric vehicles, and their preferences and purchase motivations. He also investigates consumer preferences and purchase intentions of automated vehicles, and potential travel behavior changes that would result from the introduction of the vehicles.
Scott coordinates the International EV Policy Council, a global initiative that brings together academics from 15 countries to develop evidence based policy recommendations for national and regional policymakers.

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