New Policy Institute’s first forums focus on zero emission vehicles

In partnership with ITS-Davis, the new UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy has completed its first Policy Forum Series. The topic: zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), which include plug-in electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

ZEVs offer the potential to reduce urban smog, achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, reduce petroleum demand, and diversify our transportation energy supply. This policy forum drew from the latest research to explore some of the major challenges that remain to creating a commercial market for ZEVs, including technology, infrastructure and policy needs.

This Policy Forum Series, and those to follow, will bring together policy makers and practitioners, researchers, industry stakeholders and other experts for 1- to 2-hour sessions that include a research presentation followed by a robust discussion.

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Photo: Policy Institute forum (Dorian Toy – UC Davis)