This report presents the results of a 1990-92 assessment of electric and hybrid-electric technology status and the outlook for its commercial introduction in California. It also includes a detailed study of the air pollutant emissions impacts potentially attributable to the eventual widespread use of electric vehicles in the South Coast Air Basin. Findings suggest that mass-market electric battery-powered passenger cars are nearing commercial readiness and are likely to be introduced in California by major automakers in the mid-1990s. The study's assessment of potential EV-induced emissions impacts in the SCAB found that large net-in-basin emissions reduction benefits would be gained from large-scale EV deployment over the next 20 years, confirming the results of other similar independent studies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Systems Applications International, San Rafael, CA. Sponsored by California State Air Resources Board, Sacramento.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bevilacqua-Knight, Incorporated

    Oakland, CA  United States  94607
  • Authors:
    • Knight, R
    • Akeres, L
    • Hamilton, W
    • Fieber, J
  • Publication Date: 1992-4-30


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BKI-92-100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM