• Consumer Demand and Behavior – Research is aimed at providing meaningful insights into differing (across fuel pathways) and changing (over time) citizen/consumer response to different ways of fueling mobility.
  • Infrastructure System Analysis – The research develops a detailed understanding of production facilities and infrastructure at different scales for biofuels, electricity, hydrogen, conventional, and unconventional liquid fuels.
  • Energy, Environment, and Cost Analysis – In this research program, previous studies of lifecycle emissions and energy use are compared and differences explicitly specified.
  • Innovation and Business Strategy – This area assesses innovation frameworks for achieving success in alternative fuels and vehicles and focuses on the development of business strategies for an alternative fuel based economy.
  • Vehicle Technology Evaluation – This research centers on developing models of the driveline components and simulation of advanced vehicle operation on appropriate driving cycles.
  • Integrative Scenarios – The objective of this research is to incorporate quantitative results from a range of STEPS projects to develop integrated, self-consistent and insightful scenarios of possible transportation futures.
  • Policy Analysis – We are developing an understanding of the role of the policy process on the potential transitions to alternative fuel-based transportation systems.
  • Mobility and Travel Behavior – This area of research focuses on how individuals’ attitudes, values, and preferences affect travel behavior on a personal level given certain options of mobility.