Scott Hardman, Ph.D.

Scott Hardman

Position Title
Associate Research Faculty & Assistant Director, Electric Vehicle Research Center


Scott Hardman is Associate Research Faculty and Assistant Director of the Electric Vehicle Research Center at the University of California Davis. He is a behavioural researcher focused on electric vehicles and automated vehicles. This includes understanding the buyers of EVs & AVs, consumer preferences and purchase motivations, travel behaviour, and researching policies to manage the adoption of both technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Their Applications from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Scott chairs the International EV Policy Council, a global initiative that brings together academics from different countries to develop evidence-based policy recommendations for national and regional policymakers. He is on the Editorial Board of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment and on the Program Committee of the Behaviour Energy & Climate Change (BECC) Conference.