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David Rapson and CA Assemblymember Phil Ting talk energy policy on NPR

UCD Associate Professor David Rapson joined CA Assemblymember Phil Ting (District 19) on KPCC host Larry Mantle's AirTalk to discuss proposals to increase California's efforts to encourage adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

Rapson's recent joint work with UCD Associate Professor Erich Muehlegger provides evidence that low- and middle-income houesholds are very responsive to policies that lower the final cost of purchasing EVs, though the programs can be costly when the goal is to increase the number of EV purchases by a large amount.