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An Examination of California\u27s 2030 Transportation Electrification Goals

By Patricia Rivera

Abstract

Climate change and air pollution pose serious consequences including longer heat waves and sea level rise. California is taking several initiatives to address these problems, calling for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 from 1990 levels. The transportation sector in California has relied heavily on fossil fuels, significantly contributing to the emissions of greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, one of the main technologies the state has been motivating to combat this is the implementation of battery electric vehicles. These vehicles have not started gaining popularity until recently and there are still several market barriers that slow down electric vehicle adoption, such as availability of charging ports. Several other aspects need to be considered, such as the effects on grid demand and supply, as California expects to see a large- scale implementation of electric vehicles. This paper aims to provide information on California\u27s long-term transportation electrification goals and analyze how the state is progressing towards their stated goals, given current electric vehicle market trends, charging availability, and electric demand and supply capacity

Topics: Electric Vehicles, Transportation Electrification, Power Grid, Applied Mathematics
Publisher: Scholarship @ Claremont
Year: 2019
OAI identifier: oai:scholarship.claremont.edu:cmc_theses-3124
Provided by: Scholarship@Claremont
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