Assessment of Critical Barriers to Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Deployment

Sustainable business models are necessary to promote adequate investment in promising alternative vehicle technologies and clean fuels and ensure that associated infrastructure becomes available at a sufficient pace and scale to meet AB118/AB8 goals. The research in this area will consider the synergies of incumbent fueling infrastructure as well as the competitive effect that existing fueling systems have on new technologies from commercial and consumer points of view. The project will also identify barriers to, and opportunities for, increased investment in new fuels and vehicles with respect to the structure, design and operation of both the vehicle and fuel markets. Specifically, the project will consider the existing regulation of those markets, consumer attitudes, access to capital, and the strategies of incumbent and dominant market participants. Through case studies and business case analysis, the project will identify new business models and public policies that are needed to eliminate these barriers and to create a market environment where the most promising clean, low-carbon vehicle and fuel pathways have an equal playing field against incumbent interests and infrastructure.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Energy Commission

    1516 Ninth Street, MS-29
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    CA, 95616    United States

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Burke, Andrew

    Jaffe, Amy

  • Start Date: 20140930
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37015

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01554053
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC29
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 25 2015 1:00AM