Tom Turrentine

Director, Institute of Transportation Studies
UC Davis

Dr. Tom Turrentine is Director of the California Energy Commission’s Plug-in Hybrid Electric & Vehicle Research Center at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis. For the past 20 years, Tom has been researching consumer response to alternative fuels, vehicle technologies, road systems, and policies with environmental benefits. His most recent work includes multi-year projects to study consumer use of the BMW MINI E, PRIUS PHEV conversions, and specially designed energy feedback displays in vehicles. In the coming years, his center will be working with several car companies and power utilities on purchase and use patterns of new electric and plug-in hybrids, developing tools to advise deployment of infrastructure, integration of plug in vehicles to California’s grid and ways to restructure the cost of lithium batteries.

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