Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

This project conducted an 18-month feasibility study of a phased conversion of the current campus shuttle and vanpool system from gasoline and diesel to electric vehicles recharged by a campus solar PV system. The present carbon footprint of UCSC's existing transportation shuttle system (buses and vans) is considerable. If property-designed and incentivized, a solar-powered EV shuttle and carpool system will offer an alternative to the current transportation fleet.

Project Categories: 
Project Status: 
Campus Organization: 
Carbon Fund
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
College Eight Sustainable Systems Program
Project Location: 
On campus