Resources

Supporting EV Commercialization with Rebates: Statewide Programs, Vehicle & Consumer Data, and Select Findings

This webinar was hosted by the Yale University Center for Business and the Environment. It examines the design and implementation of programs administered by the Center for Sustainable Energy that support markets for electric passenger cars with cash rebates. In so doing, the webinar provides up-to-date information on markets for electric cars, supportive policies, and sources of data that empower stakeholders to support the transition to sustainable energy.

  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
 

Response of Center for Sustainable Energy® to the application of Southern California Edison Company (U 338-E) for Approval of its 2017 Transportation Electrification Proposals

Response to all programs: Education and Outreach (E&O) programs with statewide touchpoints will require statewide coordination; Further guidance regarding anonymous and aggregated data is warranted; Evaluate the use of a single, neutral, third party program ombudsman to facilitate TE activities; Prioritize TE investments that complement statewide transportation and infrastructure policy initiatives.

  March 2017
 

Response of Center for Sustainable Energy® to the application of Pacific Gas and Electric Company for Approval of its Senate Bill 350 Transportation Electrification Program

Response to all programs: Education and Outreach (E&O) programs with statewide touchpoints will require statewide coordination; Further guidance regarding anonymous and aggregated data is warranted; Evaluate the use of a single, neutral, third party program ombudsman to facilitate TE activities; Prioritize TE investments that complement statewide transportation and infrastructure policy initiatives.

  March 2017
 

Response of Center for Sustainable Energy® to the application of San Diego Gas & Electric Company (U902E) for approval of SB350 Transportation Electrification Proposals

Response to SDG&E’S Application include: Support for SDG&E’s Priority Review Project regarding SDG&E’s Standard Review Project, Support to leverage the existing Program Advisory, Council (PAC); Quarterly, not annual, reporting will be sufficient to evaluate program and project success; All proposed EVSE programs should have Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) functionality; Set 25% disadvantaged communities (DAC) benchmarks, and tailor goals to reflect SDG&E’s territory demographics.

  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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