David Reichmuth is a senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. His work focuses on analyzing new vehicle technologies and advocating for policies that support the increased electrification of transportation. Dr. Reichmuth has testified at hearings before the US House of Representatives, the California State Legislature, and the California Air Resources Board, and he is an expert on California’s Zero Emission Vehicles regulation. He has authored several reports on the emissions from current vehicles and the benefits of electric vehicles, including Cleaner Cars from Cradle to Grave, Going from Pump to Plug, and Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution from Vehicles in California. Before coming to UCS, Dr. Reichmuth worked for Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where he modeled the potential costs and benefits of the large-scale adoption of battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric, and improved petroleum-fueled vehicles. His peer-reviewed publications compared the value of these different vehicles under a range of technology and policy assumptions.
Dr. Reichmuth earned MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he investigated biological methods to reduce the sulfur content of fuels. He earned a BS in chemical and biochemical engineering from the University of California, Davis.