Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.


This study examined necessary steps needed be achieved if all automobiles in California 2040 are replaced by electric vehicles;pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric.The analysis was based on a ceteris paribus model where current data were examined and forecasted in 2040.Results showed that the electricity consumption of all electric vehicles in 2040 amounts to 80% of the forecasted consumption statewide.California may reduce CO2 emissions by 40 million metric tons should this change in its automobile fleet is achieved.About 1.1 million public charging stations must be installed to accommodate this change and several power stations must be built to provide adequate electricity for the State’s needs,but specific numbers depend upon several factors elaborated in this analysis.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering