White Paper on Strategies for Transitioning to Zero-Emission Vehicles--Passenger

Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) include battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hydrogen fuel-cell-electric vehicles (HFCVs). These technologies can be used in passenger cars, trucks and transit buses. ZEVs will enable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and public health, enhance energy diversity, save consumers money, and promote economic growth. While national and regional sales still a small fraction of total new light-duty vehicle sales, the development of a sustainable market and industry for ZEVs is critical to achieve long-range carbon mitigation goals. Achieving this will require sustained collaborations between government at all levels and stakeholders, investments in research and development for continuous technology improvement, to drive down costs on new technology, and to develop a practical charging and refueling infrastructure. To support efforts by industry, government leaders will need to incorporate the best available research, knowledge, and real world experience on market behavior, infrastructure, and policy design into plans and decisions.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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

    Turrentine, Tom

  • Start Date: 20140700
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36986

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01554065
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC29
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 25 2015 1:01AM