Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles: Ownership and Adoption Dynamics

The California legislature has adopted ambitious goals to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Starting in 2006, Assembly Bill (AB) 32 aimed at reducing GHG emissions to the 1990 level by 2020. In 2017, AB 398 set a new 2030 target of reducing by 40% below 1990 levels. California Executive Order B-55-18, signed in September 2018 by Governor Brown took the further step of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. Achieving these goals will require substantial efforts from all sectors of the economy. For transportation, it entails reducing vehicles miles traveled, stimulating the use of public transportation and active modes, and replacing vehicles powered by internal combustion engines with hybrid or battery electric vehicles. The interest here is on the latter as switching to hybrid and battery electric vehicles enables reducing the environmental footprint of transportation, especially as an increasingly large percentage of the California power grid is fed by wind and solar power. More specifically, this research project focuses on two questions: (1) Who are the adopters of hybrid and battery electric vehicles? and (2) What are the dynamics of adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles?

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $25702
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747127

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA  United States  95112
    • Principal Investigators:

      Saphores, Jean-Daniel

      Nixon, Hilary

    • Start Date: 20190401
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01713202
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 1 2019 3:55PM