Policy Institute co-hosts workshop at Columbia University Center on global energy policy

On July 19, 2018, an invited group of about forty top-level transportation and energy professionals convened at the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in Manhattan for a workshop titles “Energy Impacts of The 3 Revolutions in Transportation- Vehicle Electrification, Automation, and Sharing”.

The workshop was a collaboration between the Center on Global Energy Policy, the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Davis, and the Policy Institute to address the energy and transportation nexus of the “3 revolutions” in transportation. The conversation included representatives from the private sector, including Lyft, Sidewalk Labs, GM Maven, and Toyota, as well as several leading research teams including the Oak Ridge National Labe and Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).

[Photo Caption: Nic Lutsey (Leftt) with ICCT, Lew Fulton (middle) with the Institute of Transportation Studies UC Davis, and Ellen Hughs Mcromwick (right) with the Energy Institute at University of Michigan. Their discussion addressed how the $100/kwh cost threshold will be achieved and how increased cobalt and lithium production will be required to meet expanding battery production demands.]

The event included a conversation about electric vehicle (EV) trends and battery cost projections and a discussion regarding the energy impacts of shared mobility business models, including perspectives from Michael Repogle, Deputy Commissioner of Policy for the New York Department of Transportation regarding possible increased vehicle miles associated with the rise of ridehailing, and new taxes on for hire vehicles in New York City.

[Photo caption: Dan Sperling, providing an opening keynote. Sperling is author of the book, Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future]

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