Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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's 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.
Rivera, Patricia, "An Examination of California's 2030 Transportation Electrification Goals" (2019). CMC Senior Theses. 2033.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.