Sixth Annual Conference on
Transportation, Economics, Energy and the Environment (TE3)
Friday, October 18, 2019
Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 East Washington Street, 4th Floor
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


8:00 – 8:45  Registration & Breakfast Buffet

8:45 – 9:00  Convene and Welcome

Anna Stefanopoulou (University of Michigan Energy Institute)

9:00 – 9:10  Opening Remarks

Vehicle Electrification Without Trading Carbon for Carbon
Howard Learner (Environmental Law & Policy Center)

9:10 – 10:40  Consumer Intentions and Charging Considerations

Chair: Anne Smart (ChargePoint)

Discussant: Alex Keros (Maven / General Motors)

Making the shift: Attracting conventional drivers to EVs in China
Ziwen Ling (Virginia Department of Transportation), Christopher Cherry and Yi Wen (University of Tennessee Knoxville)

How much is public charging infrastructure worth?
David L. Greene (University of Tennessee Knoxville), Ria Kontou (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), Brennan Borlaug, Aaron Brooker and Matteo Muratori (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Electricity rates for EV direct current fast charging in the U.S.
Matteo Muratori, Ria Kontou and Joshua Eichman (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

10:40 – 11:00  Break

11:00 – 12:30  The Economics of Electric Vehicles

Chair:  Sharyn Lie (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

What does an electric vehicle replace?
Jianwei Xing (Peking University), Benjamin Leard (Resources for the Future) and Shanjun Li (Cornell University)

Policy consequences of cleaner electricity generation
Stephen P. Holland (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Erin T. Mansur (Dartmouth College), Nicholas Z. Muller (Carnegie Mellon University), Andrew J. Yates (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)

The private and public economics of electric vehicles
David S. Rapson and Erich Muehlegger (University of California Davis)

Discussant: Elaine Buckberg (General Motors)

12:30 – 1:40  Lunch

1:40 – 3:00  Policy Interactions: Impacts on Effectiveness

Chair: Catherine Hausman, University of Michigan

Dual-credit policy: Impact on PEV sales and industry profits in China
Shiqi Ou and Zhenhong Lin (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Liang Qi and Jie Li (China Automotive Technology and Research Center), Xin He and Steven Przesmitzki (Aramco Services Company)

Effectiveness of China’s plug-in electric vehicle subsidy
Tamara Sheldon (University of South Carolina) and Rubal Dua (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center)

Alt-fuel-vehicle policy interactions increase U.S. GHG emissions
Alan Jenn (University of California Davis), Inês L. Azevedo and
Jeremy Michalek (Carnegie Mellon University)

3:00 – 3:20  Break

3:20 – 4:50  Policy Tensions in the U.S. and Across the Globe

Chair: Tom Lyon (University of Michigan)

Zifei Yang (International Council on Clean Transportation)

Patricia Monahan (California Energy Commission)

Julia Rege (Global Automakers)

Dan Levy (Credit Suisse)

4:50 – 5:00  Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00  Reception with light refreshments


For co-authored papers, the speaking panelist’s name is in boldface.

Here is a printable PDF version of the program.