Expanding plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure is critical to advancing transportation electrification, a key strategy to meet California’s climate and air quality goals. California has initiated several actions to support PEV infrastructure planning and deployment. For example, the California Energy Commission funds regional PEV readiness efforts that focus on light-duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

In collaboration with regional and local entities, the Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) has conducted much of the analysis that has and continues to inform PEV planning in Southern California and beyond. This work falls into the following three categories.

Regional and Local PEV Planning

LCI conducts planning studies to support regional and local readiness for PEVs. The analysis informs strategic investments in charging infrastructure and identifies future priorities.

Planning for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Investments in the South Coast Region (Current project, link forthcoming)
Researchers: James Di Filippo, Jason Karpman, J.R. DeShazo, and Gregory Pierce
Funder: South Coast Air Quality Management District – Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC)

Siting Analysis for PEV Charging Stations in the City of Santa Monica: The Model for Local PEV Infrastructure Planning (2017 report)
Authors: Jason Karpman, Sam Krumholz, Norman Wong, and J.R. DeShazo
Funder: Office of Sustainability and the Environment, City of Santa Monica 

Southern California PEV Readiness Atlas (2017 atlas)
Authors: Jason Karpman, Sam Krumholz, Norman Wong, and J.R. DeShazo
Funder: Southern California Association of Governments, as part of agreement sponsored by the California Energy Commission

Southern California PEV Readiness Plan (2013 plan)
Authors: J.R. DeShazo and Ayala Ben-Yehuda
Funder: Southern California Association of Governments, as part of agreement sponsored by the California Energy Commission

South Bay Cities PEV Deployment Plan (2013 plan)
Authors: J.R. DeShazo, Ayala Ben-Yehuda, Norman Wong and Alex Turek
Funder: Southern California Association of Governments, as part of agreement sponsored by the California Energy Commission

Western Riverside PEV Deployment Plan (2013 plan)
Authors: J.R. DeShazo, Ayala Ben-Yehuda, Norman Wong and Alex Turek
Funder: Southern California Association of Governments, as part of agreement sponsored by the California Energy Commission

PEV Charging for Residents of Multi-unit Dwellings 

Residents of apartments and other multi-unit dwellings (MuDs) have limited access to convenient PEV charging, either onsite or nearby, impeding PEV adoption for this considerable fraction of California’s population. LCI’s research identifies opportunities, challenges, and options to overcome PEV charging barriers for MuD residents.

Evaluating the Use of Fast Charging Hubs to Support PEV Drivers in Multi-unit Dwellings (Current project, link forthcoming)
Researchers: James Di Filippo and J.R. DeShazo
Funder: EVgo Services

Overcoming Barriers to EV Charging in Multi-unit Dwellings: A Westside Cities Case Study (2017 report)
Authors: Jason Karpman, Norman Wong, and J.R. DeShazo
Funder: Southern California Association of Governments, as part of agreement sponsored by the California Energy Commission

Overcoming Barriers to Charging in Multi-unit Dwellings: A South Bay Case Study (2016 report)
Authors: Alex Turek and J.R. DeShazo
Funder: California Energy Commission

Pricing Plug-in Electric Vehicle Recharging in Multi-Unit Dwellings: Financial Viability and Fueling Costs (2013 report)
Authors: Brett Williams and J.R. DeShazo
Funder: South Coast Air Quality Management District

Increasing Electric Vehicle Charging Access in Multi-Unit Dwellings in Los Angeles (2012 report)
Authors: Judith Balmin, Greg Bonett, and Megan Kirkeby
Supporter: UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation’s Foundation

PEV Charging at Workplaces

LCI assesses the financial and geographic opportunities to support strategic investments in PEV charging infrastructure at workplaces.

Prioritizing Workplace EV Charging Station Investments (2017 report)
Authors: James Di Filippo, Mahito Moriyama, Toru Terai, Kelly Trumbull, and Jiahui Zhang|
Supporter: UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation’s Foundation

Pricing Workplace Charging: Financial Viability and Fueling Costs (2013 report)
Authors: Brett Williams and J.R. DeShazo
Supporter: UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation’s Foundation

Financial Viability of Non-Residential EV Charging Stations (2012 report)
Authors: Daniel Chang, Daniel Erstad, Ellen Lin, Alicia Rice, An-An Tsao
Supporter: UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation’s Foundation

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