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Nic Lutsey

Nic Lutsey

Program Director / US Co-Lead
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Works out of: San Francisco, CA
Started w/ ICCT in: 2009

Dr. Nic Lutsey directs the ICCT’s electric vehicle and fuels work and co-leads its U.S. activities. Nic manages the ICCT’s role as the Secretariat for the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance. He has co-authored 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and dozens of reports on technology potential, regulatory design, and policy cost-effectiveness. In 2015, he received the SAE International Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis. Previously, with the California Air Resources Board, he participated in the regulatory development of the 2004 and 2012 greenhouse gas emission regulations for automobiles. He received a B.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Transportation Technology and Policy from the University of California, Davis.

Recent Work

  • Emerging best practices for electric vehicle charging infrastructure


    Assesses charging infrastructure deployment practices, challenges, and emerging best practices in major electric vehicle markets. Statistically analyzes the relationship between public charging and electric vehicle uptake at the metropolitan area level to better discern local infrastructure variation, practices, and circumstances.

  • Developing hydrogen fueling infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles: A status update


    Provides a synthesis of information regarding the global development of hydrogen fueling infrastructure to power fuel cell vehicles. Compiles research on hydrogen infrastructure deployment, fuel pathways, and planning based on developments in the prominent fuel cell vehicle growth markets around the world.

  • Transitioning to zero-emission heavy-duty freight vehicles


    Assesses zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technologies to support decarbonization of the freight sector in the 2025–2030 timeframe. Synthesizes data from the research literature, demonstrations, and low-volume commercial trucks regarding their potential to deliver freight with zero tailpipe emissions. Analyzes the emerging technologies by their cost of ownership and life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions for China, Europe, and the United States.