Investigating the Use of Electric Vehicles in New Mobility Services

Incentives for electric vehicles are typically focused on broad adoption but targeting policies to focus on high travel intensity is a logical extension of maximizing electrification of the transportation sector. To this end, the coupling of electric vehicles and new mobility services has the potential to increase the benefits of electrification due to the increased miles traveled and higher passenger occupancy on average of new mobility fleets. This project seeks to examine the emissions benefits and economic viability of promoting electric vehicle use in new mobility service fleets through either new car purchases or rental programs. The project intends to leverage novel datasets from Lyft and EVGo to conduct the analysis. Lastly, several policy recommendations promoting the adoption of electric vehicles in new mobility fleets will be produced. These policy recommendations are focused on understanding the differences and mechanisms required to incentivize adoption by targeting automakers, new mobility fleet companies, and/or drivers of the services.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40378
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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

    Jenn, Alan

  • Start Date: 20171001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646233
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2017 1:19PM