Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
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
Electric Vehicle Charging's Role in Reaching Zero Net Energy Goals

This webinar covers charging basics, EV charging station (EVCS) installation, and codes and permitting considerations.

  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
MOR-EV Program Statistics

MOR-EV Program Statistics offers interactive access to data provided by the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.

  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
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Rebate Map

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

  Aug, 2016
Focus Group Findings: Exploring Home Improvement Projects and Energy Efficiency among Latinos and Non‐ Latinos in Fresno and San Diego

Report explores the sociocultural factors influencing the adoption of home energy efficiency retrofits in California.

  Aug, 2016
Water Supply System Losses in San Diego County

Given the current extreme drought conditions in California, water efficiency is a high priority. While there is extensive funding and development for technologies and appliances that perform effectively while using less water, one source of significant savings is continually overlooked: leaking distribution infrastructure.

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

Presentation covering information on electric vehicle consumers including who is adopting EVs, how current consumers are becoming aware and what messages are resonating with consumers.

  Jul, 2016