ELECTRIFYING TRANSPORTATION IN THE ENERGY CAPITAL
Inspired by a vision, motivated by a responsibility.
EVolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders who seek to accelerate clean transportation through electrification. Collaborating with government, academic, private industry, and community leaders, our goal is to improve regional air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Greater Houston area.
"An initiative as transformative as EVolve requires great leadership and commitment from across our city and I am proud that Mayor Turner has included University of Houston in achieving this important public private partnership. We are committed to being the Energy University and a long-term partner and resource for industry and Houston in addressing society's greatest challenges. It's our responsibility to lead by example in shifting the energy landscape. That is why we are phasing out all of our gas-powered service carts for electric vehicles."
EV WEBINAR SERIES - UPCOMING
APRIL 22nd Light-Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions: A Transparent, Dynamic Model
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the operation of vehicles, both Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs), contribute to climate risk. The present study describes a model developed under UH Energy sponsorship that compares GHG emissions from light duty ICEVs and EVs – specifically, passenger cars and pickup trucks. The model incorporates distinctive features for the assessment of vehicle emissions. The model is fully transparent, offering the user a clear, direct view of model components and inputs. In addition, the model is usefully dynamic, allowing variation of inputs to test user-defined scenarios. These model capabilities support vehicle GHG evaluation and also support informed public discourse concerning EV deployment.
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ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROADMAP
EVolve Houston: See The Roadmap
EVolve Houston targets regional EV sales to reach a 30% share of annual new car sales by 2030, allowing Greater Houston Area residents to enjoy improved air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, new clean energy careers, and affordable clean transportation. Download the EV roadmap to learn how we plan to achieve that goal.
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Electric Vehicles are picking up in Houston
Download the report below to receive a written format of EVolve Houston's presentation: Electrifying the Passenger Truck
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LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE GHG EMISSIONS: A TRANSPARENT, DYNAMIC MODEL
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UH Energy has also developed a model comparing GHG emissions of ICEV (internal combusion vehicles) and EVs (electric vehicles) for passenger cars and pickup trucks. The model is transparent (assumptions are clearly disclosed) and dynamic (reference values may be adjusted to test new scenarios), enhancing model value for vehicle GHG evaluation. For more information, click on the link below.Light-Duty vehicle GHG emission: A Transparent, Dynamic Model
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ON ELECTRIFIED TRANSPORT
EV Investors May Have A Better Understanding Of The Market Than Forecasts Indicate
Electric vehicle makers may seem overvalued, given their tiny sliver of total vehicles sales, but big changes coming to the market could mean investors are right.
LOREN STEFFY | FEBRUARY 11, 2022
Developing Strong EV Supply Chains Will Mean Taking Environmental Mining Seriously
The Biden administration’s ambitious goals for EVs depends on developing better supply chains for critical minerals.
EMILY PICKRELL | DECEMBER 8, 2021
Communities and Governments Want Fair Playing Field In EV Charging
As the federal, state and local governments gear up towards planning for thousands of new EV charging stations, where they go and how this decision is made is key.
EMILY PICKRELL | SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
As Attitudes Toward EVs Change, Automakers Learn To Think Beyond The Chassis
As battery range improves, consumer fears about electric vehicles are subsiding, and they are warming to the possibilities that new software and connectivity can bring to routine transportation.
LOREN STEFFY | SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
Time To Clean The Skies, Electric Planes Have Arrived
When the airline industry talks about reducing its carbon footprint, the future of electric planes is always on the horizon.
EMILY PICKRELL | AUGUST 12, 2021
Greening Air Travel Through Sustainable Fuels Will Be A Tough Climb
As concerns about Covid-19 slowly fade, the skies are becoming friendlier again, with domestic flight traffic creeping up toward pre-pandemic levels.
EMILY PICKRELL | JULY 30, 2021
Ford’s New Electric Pickup Could Spark Changing Attitude In Oil Industry
The Houston Auto Show perhaps seemed an odd place for Ford Motor Co. to unveil its all-electric Ford F-150 pickup last month. On the one hand, a lot of Texans drive pickups.
LOREN STEFFY | JULY 24, 2021
EV Battery Research Powers Ahead Toward Next Big Breakthrough
Any serious discussion of the future of electric cars ends up with a review of where battery technology, specifically battery range and recharge speeds, will be in the coming years.
EMILY PICKRELL | JULY 14, 2021
Favoring EVs In The Energy Transition Overlooks Options
When a self-driving Tesla car crashed last weekend in Texas it made national news, with reports of two deaths and a battery fire that lasted more than four hours, despite repeated efforts to extinguish it.
EMILY PICKRELL | MAY 22, 2021