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Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Summary Documentation of the Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey, 2013-2015 Edition

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project’s EV Consumer Survey (2013-2015 edition) collected data from 19,460 rebated consumers who purchased or leased their vehicles from September 2012 through May 2015. This summary documentation describes the survey implementation process. It also provides tables summarizing the responses to each survey question that have been weighted to better represent 91,085 program participants during the survey administration period.

  June 2017
 

Evaluating the Connecticut Dealer Incentive for Electric Vehicle Sales

The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program provides a consumer rebate of up to $5,000 for the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV) and a dealer incentive of $300 for each rebated vehicle. The dealer incentive feature is unique among statewide EV rebate programs and has generated interest among EV market stakeholders nationwide. In 2016, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) conducted a study to understand how the CHEAPR dealer incentive is distributed and used by dealerships, and to explore its effectiveness in promoting the development of the EV market.

  June 2017
 

Drive EverGreen Electric Vehicle Incentive Pilot Program: Evaluation Report

Sonoma Clean Power, a community choice electricity provider in Northern California, contracted with the Center for Sustainable Energy to administer a pilot incentive program to support electric vehicle adoption in Sonoma County. The innovative pilot program combined elements of “group buy” and voucher programs to provide a point-of-sale incentive offered through participating dealerships. This evaluation report summarizes the incentive program, evaluation activities including a participant survey and interviews with participating dealers and OEMs, and recommendations to inform future programs.

  May 2017
 

Response to Volkswagen’s (VW’s) first 30‐month ZEV Investment Plan

CSE continues to applaud CARB’s leadership on VW settlement matters, as well as CARB's broader goals of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving air quality. CARB’s Guidance to VW Informing Their First 30‐Month ZEV Investment Plan is a testament to that leadership. CARB’s guidance provides concise, yet flexible, direction to inform VW’s Cycle 1 Plan.

  April 2017
 

MOR-EV Video

MOR-EV is a Massachusetts program that issues rebates to electric vehicle drivers. Video slideshow shows the advantages of driving a clean vehicle.

  April 2017
 

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Characterizing Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Consumers Most Influenced by California's Electric Vehicle Rebate

California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates for consumers who purchase eligible plug-in and fuel-cell electric vehicles. With evidence from a voluntary survey offered to all individual CVRP participants, this analysis used logistic regression to examine the relationship between consumer factors and the influence of CVRP on consumers’ acquisition decisions. Factors considered for inclusion encompassed transaction, household, and demographic characteristics, motivations for adopting plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and measures of experience with plug-in electric vehicles. This initial analysis examined a set of consumers who adopted plug-in hybrid electric vehicles between fall 2012 and spring 2015.

  March 2017
 

CSE's Response to the Draft Scoping Guidelines for the Transformative Climate Communities Program

CSE supports the Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) TCC Program and attests to the importance of energy planning and installing clean energy technologies in disadvantaged communities (DACs)

  March 2017
 

Characterizing California Electric Vehicle Consumer Segments - TRB Poster

Using data from the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project’s Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey (2013-2015), this poster profiles two distinct electric vehicle market segments that may represent opportunities to expand sales into the mainstream: “rebate essentials” and “converts.” Characteristics examined include the transaction process, household information, demographics, motivations, and prior experience with EVs.

  January 2017
 

Comments to California Air Resources Board - Volkswagen's Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Commitment Development Process

Response to the Public Workshop to Discuss Volkswagen’s Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Commitment Development Process and Investment Areas and California Zero-Emission Vehicle Investment Plan

  January 2017
 

CVRP Infographic: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Owners in California’s Disadvantaged Communities

The EV Consumer Survey reflects data from consumers who: purchased or leased their vehicles from September 2012 through May 2015, received a rebate and responded to the voluntary EV Consumer Survey. This infographic includes a summary of consumers living within California’s disadvantaged communities, as defined by the CalEnviroScreen, and their vehicles, primary motivations for PEV acquisition, workplace charging, and household demographics.

  January 2017
 

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