The world needs fundamental and rapid changes in transportation technology, fuels and systems because of the immense and growing impact of transportation on the planet. Increasingly, these impacts stem from three main and integrated challenges: urban air quality, energy security and climate change.
A wide range of clean and advanced transportation technologies are being developed that can provide significant environmental and economic benefits. These clean transportation technologies can provide cleaner air; help secure the nation's transportation energy future; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and create economic opportunities. With the right policies in place, California can be a global leader in this field, and can reap significant environmental and economic benefits as a result.