Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
Presentation: “CVRP: Market Projections and Funding Needs”

Presentation given at the California Air Resources Board’s Public Workshop on the Update to the Three-Year Plan for Light-Duty Vehicle and Transportation Equity Investments (December 4, 2018). It estimates the rebate funding needed for the next three years and for California to reach five million electric vehicles. It also assesses the market’s trajectory relative to state goals and describes projection methods, data, and sensitivities.

  Dec, 2018
Presentation: “CVRP: Data and Analysis Update”

Presentation given at the California Air Resources Board’s Public Workshop on the Update to the Three-Year Plan for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project and Light-Duty Vehicle Incentives (December 4, 2018). It characterizes program participation to date by summarizing and analyzing vehicle and consumer-survey data. It also includes an EV market update, equity metrics, vehicle replacement data, findings related to rebate influence, and other measures related to program impact and increasing effectiveness.

  Dec, 2018
Summary of CVRP Rebate Eligibility and Funding Availability Over Time

A fact sheet which details changes in Clean Vehicle Rebate Project rebate amounts, consumer-income eligibility criteria, and program funding availability over time.

  Nov, 2018
Summary of Disadvantaged Community Responses to the EV Consumer Survey, 2013–2015 Edition

This report summarizes responses provided by residents of disadvantaged communities to the CVRP Consumer Survey, 2013– 2015 edition. It examines statistically significant differences between those residing inside (n=1,083) and those residing outside (n=18,377) of disadvantaged community census tracts, and further segments each group by vehicle technology type (battery and plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle). It builds upon Summary Documentation of the Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey, 2013–2015 Edition.

  Oct, 2018
Presentation: Cost-Effectively Targeting EV Outreach and Incentives to “Rebate-Essential” Consumers

Presentation given at the 31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS31) that characterizes consumers most influenced by supportive resources (e.g., incentives and outreach) to buy/lease an EV. It informs the targeting of resources at consumers who otherwise would not adopt.

  Oct, 2018
ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Reference Guide for Building Benchmarking

Step-by-step guide to get started benchmarking your building using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®

  Aug, 2018
Drive EverGreen 2.0 Incentive Program: Final Evaluation Report

Sonoma Clean Power, a community choice electricity provider in Northern California, contracted with the Center for Sustainable Energy to administer the second iteration of an incentive program (Drive EverGreen) that supports electric vehicle adoption in Sonoma County. This evaluation report summarizes Drive EverGreen 2.0, which ran from 8/8/2017 through 11/30/2017, including evaluation activities and recommendations to inform future programs.

  Jul, 2018
Presentation: "Electric Vehicle Rebates: Exploring Indicators of Impact in Four States"

This presentation was delivered as part of a “Lighting Talk” at the EV Roadmap 11 Conference in Portland, Oregon. An exploration of the impact of four statewide rebate programs for clean-vehicle adoption: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP); Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV); Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR); and Drive Clean by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Outcomes include the profiles of rebate consumers, how the rebates influenced consumer behavior, and what the impacts are on the market of electric vehicles.

  Jun, 2018
Update: "California’s Electric Vehicle Rebates: Exploring Impact"

A preliminary exploration of the impact of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), a statewide rebate program for clean-vehicle adoption. Outcomes include the rate at which rebated vehicles are replacing household vehicles, and the importance of the CVRP in making it possible for participants to acquire an electric vehicle.These slides update a portion of the data used in a  preliminary exploration of the impact of a statewide rebate program for clean-vehicle adoption, found here: https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/content/ev-rebate-impacts. 

  Jun, 2018
Tailoring the Solar Permitting Process to Match Stakeholder Preferences

The Center for Sustainable Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a webinar to share a new joint project aimed at systematically designing “mass customized” streamlined solar permitting practice combinations that suit different types of building departments, PV installers, and utilities while also reducing the uncertainty and delays associated with the full interconnection of rooftop PV systems.

  Apr, 2018