Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Subject: Electric Vehicles in California: Charging Ahead to 1 million EVs
Speaker: Dr. David Reichmuth
Senior Engineer Clean Vehicles Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Richmond Field Station
Richmond, CA


In less than five years, electric vehicles (EVs) in California have gone from a handful of home-built conversions to over 100,000 EVs on the road. Soon hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles will join plug-in electric vehicles on Bay Area roads, further increasing access to electric drive vehicles. This talk will discuss the current trends in EV technologies, policy developments in California and the environmental benefits gained from switching from gasoline engines to electric motors.


David Reichmuth is a senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, focusing on alternative fuel vehicle analysis and policy. Before coming to UCS, Dr. Reichmuth worked for Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where he modeled the potential costs and benefits of the large-scale adoption of battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric, and improved petroleum-fueled vehicles. His peer-reviewed publications compared the value of these different vehicles under a range of technology and policy assumptions.

Dr. Reichmuth earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees, both in Chemical Engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Davis.

Time: 11:30 AM Registration
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Talk

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