Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Final Report 2014-2015

California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), administered by CSE for the California Air Resources Board, provides rebates for purchasers and lessees of plug-in electric and fuel cell vehicles throughout the state. The CVRP distributed $114,641,650 in fiscal year (FY) 2014–2015 rebate funds to owners and lessees of 53,145 eligible vehicles in California. From project inception in 2010 through the end of FY 2014–2015 funding, CVRP issued or reserved nearly 123,000 rebates totaling over $260 million. This report summarizes the funding, implementation and outcomes of CVRP during FY 2014–2015.

  Nov, 2016
The Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR- EV) program Year Two Final Report

From the program launch date, June 18, 2014, through June 30, 2016, the program reserved rebates for 2,242 new ZEVs, totaling $4,990,750. Figure 1 displays rebates by vehicle type for each program year as well as the cumulative program total.

  Nov, 2016
Driving High Performance: Role of Codes & Permitting in Zero Net Energy

Learn how local jurisdictions are getting ahead of upcoming ZNE mandates in California and find out how end users are using streamlined permitting and reach codes to drive high performance.

  Nov, 2016
Tracking Building Consumption in Portfolio Manager

Watch a recent CSE presentation on tracking your building consumption with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

  Nov, 2016
Carlsbad Swim Center Solar Thermal Case Study

Waterworks Aquatics installed two solar thermal systems at their Carlsbad Swim Center on separate occasions to offset the cost of heating multiple indoor swimming pools.

  Nov, 2016
Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment for Public Fleets

Through California’s Public Fleet Pilot Project, CSE partnered with FleetCarma to provide complimentary plug-in electric vehicle suitability assessments to eight public agencies in disadvantaged communities across California. This report summarizes the suitability assessment process and results.

  Oct, 2016
CVRP Infographic: Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment for Public Fleets

Through California’s Public Fleet Pilot Project, CSE partnered with FleetCarma to provide complimentary plug-in electric vehicle suitability assessments to eight public agencies in disadvantaged communities across California. This infographic summarizes the suitability assessment process and results.

  Oct, 2016
Characterizing California Electric Vehicle Consumer Segments

This presentation talks about how characterizing market segments is increasingly important as the market for electric vehicles (EVs) transitions from enthusiast early adopters into more mainstream consumers and becomes increasingly diverse.

  Oct, 2016
Electric Vehicle Rebates in Disadvantaged Communities

This presentation focuses on evaluating progress with appropriate comparisons of electric vehicle rebates in disadvantaged communities.

  Oct, 2016
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.

  Oct, 2016