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
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
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicle Data and Lessons Learning

This presentation, given at the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) Public Forum and Executive Board Meeting, focuses on Fuel-Cell vehicle data and lessons learned.

  Oct, 2016
Auto Alliance Zero-Emission Vehicle Sales Dashboard

Interactive data visualization on light-duty zero emission vehicle sales across the country

  Sep, 2016
CVRP Infographic: What Drives California’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Owners?

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 the consumers and their vehicles, primary motivations for PEV acquisition, workplace charging, and household demographics.

  Sep, 2016
Presentation: “CVRP Income Cap Analysis: Informing Policy Discussions”

Presentation given to a CVRP stakeholder briefing in August of 2016 that evaluated the potential impact of different income cap levels using historical data. Findings included: 1) even “high” caps exclude substantial percentages of the market, and 2) lowering the cap produces a non-linear increase in the exclusionary effect of cap (e.g., halving cap produces 5-fold losses).

  Aug, 2016
Accelerating Market Transformation with Energy Program Data Visualizations

This paper analyzes how the use of interactive web-based dashboards can inform program evaluation and market transformation efforts for sustainable energy technologies.

  Aug, 2016
California Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey Dashboard

Explore the first three years of data, including consumer demographics and housing characteristics, purchase/lease motivations, decision-making processes, dealer experience, and awareness of special PEV electricity rates. Sort data by vehicle type, make, location, and other criteria.

  Aug, 2016
EV Consumer Characteristics, Awareness, Information Channels & Motivations

View regional data on fuel cell and plug-in electric vehicle adoption in California.

  Aug, 2016