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ICCT analysis of California top EV cities finds link between EV uptake and many underlying factors

Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:48 pm

Via GCC: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/09 ... -icct.html

A detailed, city-level multivariate regression analysis of EV penetration in California has found a link between electric vehicle uptake and many underlying factors. A team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) found that electric vehicle model availability; public electric vehicle charging network; local promotion activities for electric vehicles (e.g., outreach events, informational websites; electric car sharing services; and government and fleet programs) and median income in each city to be correlated significantly with new electric vehicle sales share. They cautioned that causality could not be determined within the analysis.

The team drilled into the activities of the 30 California cities with the highest rates of electric vehicle penetration, examining how local organizations—regional and city governments, utilities, businesses, and nonprofits are promoting electric vehicles through a wide array of activities. In these 30 cities, electric vehicles account for 6% to 18% share of new vehicle sales—this is 8 to 25 times that of the US average in 2015. These vehicle markets range greatly in size, from hundreds of electric vehicle sales up to approximately 4,000 (San Jose). . . .

Based on this analysis, we make three conclusions about the development of the electric
vehicle market in California –

    Comprehensive policy support is helping support the electric vehicle market
    . . . .


    Local promotion activities are encouraging the electric vehicle market
    . . . .


    The electric vehicle market grows with its charging infrastructure. The 30 California cities with the highest electric vehicle uptake have, on average, 5 times the public charging infrastructure per capita than the US average. In addition, workplace charging availability in the San Jose metropolitan area is far higher than elsewhere. Increasingly, major public electric power utilities and workplaces are expanding the public charging network to further address consumer confidence and convenience. . . .

The article includes charts. The direct link to the study (1.14 Mb) is here: http://www.theicct.org/ev-markets-calif-cities-sept2016
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Re: ICCT analysis of California top EV cities finds link between EV uptake and many underlying factors

Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:51 pm

Neat posting. Thanks!

I'm guessing San Jose is the one with the 18% penetration? I'm guessing income level, tech savvy population and Tesla's presence have a few things to do with that.
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Re: ICCT analysis of California top EV cities finds link between EV uptake and many underlying factors

Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:00 pm

DarthPuppy wrote:Neat posting. Thanks!

I'm guessing San Jose is the one with the 18% penetration? I'm guessing income level, tech savvy population and Tesla's presence have a few things to do with that.

Saratoga, actually, a higher income Silicon Valley suburb. Other cities that exceed San Jose are almost all high income Silicon Valley suburbs: Los Altos, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Fremont, Campbell, Mountain View etc. Per the chart, San Jose's down about 8%: http://bioage.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c4fbe53ef01bb09355f28970d-popup
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Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:53 pm

LOL - Since I'm So. Cal, I'm not hip to the San Jose suburbs. I just generically lumped the Silicon Valley region as San Jose.

Are all of those suburbs actual cities?
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Re: ICCT analysis of California top EV cities finds link between EV uptake and many underlying factors

Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:03 am

DarthPuppy wrote:LOL - Since I'm So. Cal, I'm not hip to the San Jose suburbs. I just generically lumped the Silicon Valley region as San Jose.

Are all of those suburbs actual cities?


It's Silicon Valley we're talking about. Think virtual cities. ;)
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Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:47 pm

Nubo wrote:
DarthPuppy wrote:LOL - Since I'm So. Cal, I'm not hip to the San Jose suburbs. I just generically lumped the Silicon Valley region as San Jose.

Are all of those suburbs actual cities?


It's Silicon Valley we're talking about. Think virtual cities. ;)

They exist on a waft of air that smells like money :D For Palo Alto/Menlo Park read Stanford, which some consider the northwestern limit of Silicon Valley on the Peninsula (others might move the line up to Redwood City). In the East Bay Fremont serves the same purpose, especially now that Tesla's there. And yes, they are all cities.
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Re: ICCT analysis of California top EV cities finds link between EV uptake and many underlying factors

Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:57 pm

Yes, they are all chartered cities or towns. They are not suburbs of San Jose.

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Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:19 pm

Becky50 wrote:Yes, they are all chartered cities or towns. They are not suburbs of San Jose.

The census bureau begs to differ :D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose- ... tical_Area See the entry under "San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area", although to be strictly accurate, those cities in San Mateo (like Menlo Park) or Alameda counties (Fremont) aren't included in it.
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Re: ICCT analysis of California top EV cities finds link between EV uptake and many underlying factors

Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:51 pm

Interesting link. I learned what a Combined Statistical Area is and understand why the different counties are linked the way they are. I still stand by my answer as to whether places like Campbell, Los Gatos, And Mountain View are cities and not just parts of the City of San Jose.

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Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:50 pm

Many Combined Statistical Areas have multiple cities in them.

Two entirely different things.

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