Tom Turrentine, Director, California Energy Commission's Plug-in Hybrid Electric & Vehicle Research Center, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

Dr. Tom Turrentine is Director of the California Energy Commission's Plug-in Hybrid Electric & Vehicle Research Center at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis. For the past 20 years, Dr. Turrentine has been researching consumer response to alternative fuels, vehicle technologies, road systems, and policies with environmental benefits. His most recent work includes multi-year projects to study consumer use of the BMW MINI E, PRIUS PHEV conversions, and specially designed energy feedback displays in vehicles. He and his researchers are studying EV and PHEV driver travel patterns, use of infrastructure, developing planning tools to advise deployment of infrastructure, and optimal ways to integrate plug in vehicles with California's grid.