Clean Transportation

Clean Transportation Expertise

We’re leading the charge on transportation electrification by promoting widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and charging infrastructure market development

Our transportation services support the clean vehicle marketplace through consumer incentive and education programs, municipal and regional fleet and infrastructure planning, cutting-edge research and government and stakeholder engagement.

Execution with national impact

To execute our mission, our work falls into four broad areas: Data-Driven Program Design, Program Administration, Energy Advisory Services and Training & Education.

Data-Driven Program Design

CSE’s dynamic, data-driven software platform empowers decision-makers to plan, manage, and optimize a unique mix of incentives to increase electric vehicle adoption and decrease greenhouse gas emissions at the lowest cost and in the shortest time.

Using data from more than $1 billion in electric vehicle (EV) incentive programs, we give decision-makers a clear line of sight into the fastest, most cost-effective ways to spur EV adoption. Learn More

Ken Gillingham

“What motivates buyers to adopt new technologies like EVs goes well beyond just price. Leveraging this insight with data is essential to overcome the variety of barriers to EV adoption.”

Ken Gillingham
Yale University Associate Professor and Behavioral Economics Advisor to CSE

Program Administration

We are the stand-alone leader in the design, administration and evaluation of scaled incentive programs that create consumer market demand for electric vehicles. You’ll find our EV incentive programs in states at the forefront of clean energy initiatives.

Since program inception in 2009, CSE has administered rebates for the nation’s largest state EV incentive program. By collecting extensive data on program outputs and impacts we’ve created a high level of transparency and accountability that informs and benefits public agencies, manufacturers, dealers and other EV stakeholders. Learn More

Jonathan Changus, Director, California Transportation Programs

“By leveraging our extensive clean transportation program experience and deep knowledge of EV adoption, we provide a comprehensive feedback loop for governments and other stakeholders to better understand how to achieve clean air goals.”

Jonathan Changus
Director, California Transportation Programs

CSE is the administrator for the MOR-EV program, providing residents incentives, education and outreach via social media, ride-and-drive events and marketing efforts aimed at increasing electric vehicles adoption and reducing air pollution emissions across the commonwealth. Learn More


Jenea Shegog

“Incentive programs play a significant role in promoting clean transportation alternatives, especially when there are real barriers to their adoption, and help people make more sustainable choices.”

Jenea Shegog
Operations Manager, Transportation

Energy Advisory Services

Through our EV readiness planning activities and EV infrastructure rebate programs, we’re helping local governments improve access to public EV charging while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting climate goals.

With up to $200 million from the California Energy Commission, we’re supporting publicly available EV charging at businesses, multifamily housing, workplaces and government agencies statewide. Learn More

Andy Hoskinson Portrait

“Our goal is to help government and industry achieve massive greenhouse gas reductions by making EV charging as seamless, easy and publicly accessible as gassing up a standard car.”

Andy Hoskinson
Senior Manager, EV Initiatives

CSE conducted a technical analysis for San Francisco designed to boost adoption of electric vehicles by developing neighborhood-based approaches to EV charging at multi-unit dwellings. It examined solutions based on building infrastructure, suggested appropriate charger technologies and gave cost estimates and emission benefits. Learn More

Kevin Wood

“Installing EV charging infrastructure in San Francisco is a major challenge because approximately two-thirds of the city’s households live in multi-unit dwellings that offer limited parking and electrical capacity for vehicle charging. We identified innovative technologies to overcome these barriers.”

Kevin Wood
Alternative Fuel Specialist

Working with government officials, CSE is helping to develop locally informed, actionable approaches to removing barriers to EV adoption and developing charging infrastructure guidelines that can be used in regions statewide and beyond.

David Lange

“Our approach integrates technical advising, cost analysis, and installation and operation guidance, with stakeholder input, to develop a list of potential ‘shovel-ready’ projects to take advantage of funding as it becomes available.”

David Lange
Sr. Project Manager, EV Infrastructure

Training & Education

CSE develops educational and training resources for local government staff and electrical contractors to accelerate permitting, inspection and installation of EV charging stations.

CSE and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District are increasing regional plug-in electric vehicle readiness by educating decision-makers and providing training for municipal permitting staff and charging equipment installers. Learn More

Kevin Wood

“Our education and trainings help the San Joaquin Valley region address common statewide barriers to EV deployment as well as barriers related to its unique geographic and socioeconomic characteristics.”

Kevin Wood
Alternative Fuel Specialist

Through a partnership with the San Diego Association of Governments, CSE provides regional plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure support and technical assistance for local agencies, businesses and contractors to develop and deploy best installation practices. Learn More

Katie Witherspoon

“Working from findings of the San Diego EV readiness plan, we’ve developed resources locally that are applicable across California and the nation for public agencies, contractors, utilities, businesses and others to overcome charging infrastructure barriers.”

Katie Witherspoon
Senior Transportation Planner

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