by Brett Williams
An update is now available on the UCLA Luskin Center EV
This presentation now includes facts and figures characterizing the U.S. sales
of over 96,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) through April
Notable trends include:
* The cumulative PEV fleet on U.S. roads is capable of using its 2
million kilowatt-hours of batteries to drive nearly 6 million EPA-rated electric
miles before recharging.
* Over 37,000 Chevy Volts are...
by Brett WilliamsAn update is now available on the UCLA Luskin Center EV Initiative's Market Dynamics page. This presentation now includes facts and figures characterizing the U.S. sales of near 90,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) through March 2013.Notable trends include:* The cumulative PEV fleet on U.S. roads is capable of using its nearly 2 million kilowatt-hours of batteries to drive over 5 million EPA-rated electric miles before recharging.* Over 35,000 Chevy Volts are now...
by Brett WilliamsAn update to a new resource is now available on the UCLA Luskin Center EV Initiative's Market Dynamics page. This presentation now includes facts and figures characterizing the U.S. sales of over 80,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) through February 2013.A couple of notable trends:* The addition of the Ford Fusion Energi marks the fifth major plug-in-hybrid EV to enter the market (not counting the Fisker Karma, for which sales data is not publically available). *...
by Brett WilliamsOn January 31st, the Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled a blueprint
for its EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, an initiative with the goal to make
plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)
“as affordable for the average American family as today’s gasoline-powered
vehicles within the next 10 years.” The blueprint incorporated feedback
from workshops with invited experts—including myself and Luskin Center Director JR DeShazo. It includes goals for batteries,
by Brett WilliamsA new resource is now available on the UCLA Luskin Center EV Initiative's Market Dynamics page:Are EV sales really disappointing? That may be a matter of expectations (more on this later). But what are the facts so far? Soon there will be over 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on U.S. roads. And by some measures, PEVs are off to a much better start than gasoline-only hybrids were a decade ago. U.S. PEVs represent $3 billion in...
Luskin Students Beyond the ClassroomWhile what happens in the classroom is the core of a masters program, the people you meet, the activities you do and the fortuitous opportunities you stumble upon outside the classroom will inevitably shape your experience and impact your career path. Located in the dynamic, bustling City of Angeles, student life at Luskin promises excitement, a little grit and unparalleled opportunities to mix it up and try something new. This blog aims to give you a slice...
by Brett WilliamsThe BMW i8 is a plug-in-hybrid concept that can drive for hundreds of miles (20 of them on electricity alone) and go from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds. BMW hopes to release the vehicle in 2014, but the price will probably exceed $100,000.
The UCLA Luskin Center’s
Electric Vehicle & Alternative Fuel Initiative Director, Brett Williams,
has been invited to Yokohama, Japan to address “Smart City Week 2012,” an
international conference and exhibition. Dr. Williams’s talk, entitled
“Plug-In-Vehicle Battery Secondary Use: Vehicle-to-Grid and Distributed
Energy-Storage Value” will take place on October 31, 2012 (http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/scw/2012/english/conference/professional/s7.shtml).
Other Smart City Week...
Professor Daniel J.B. Mitchell recently published an opinion article in the Daily Bruin regarding Governor Jerry Brown's move to end talks with Republican legislators over a tax increase. This move provokes Mitchell, and others to ask what can the University of California ask from Brown and politicians among budget woes? Read the article here or below.On the RecordWhen the state legislature spends time in the midst of a major budget
crisis debating about whether to ban shark fin soup,...
Public Policy Professor and Intelligence expert Amy Zegart recently published an article entitled Spytainment: The Real Influence of Fake Spies in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. It can be found here.