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Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Supporting the creation and implementation of state and local policies, investments and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local benefits.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting urban greening efforts―in public parks, streets and beyond―to restore natural processes and habitats while connecting neighborhoods to each other and their environment.

Transportation Electrification Curriculum Development

As PEVs markets srive to mature with supply chains supporting a larger flow of more advanced PEVs, there remain relatively few educational and vocational programs dedicated to transportation-electrification to address the increasing need for more specialized training.

The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation has teamed up with Edison International, and Southern California Edison to develop a roadmap for the creation of a wide array of fit-for-purpose and supportive curricula. The project aims to help set the direction, acknowledging the different opportunities for four related but distinct educational contexts:

  1. Vocational/technical training
  2. Community college transferrable credit and undergraduate general education
  3. Advanced undergraduate or general master's education
  4. Focused graduate education and transportation electrification-related research programs.

Through the engagement of educational, industry, and other collaborators, the project hopes to develop a multi-phase, multi-stakeholder process of transportation electrification curriculum development for southern California region.

Background Paper - Publication download (pdf)

Workshop - Presentation download (pdf)

Final Report - Publication dowload (pdf)