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“Policy options for the promotion of electric vehicles: a review”

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  • Jordi Perdiguero

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

  • Juan Luis Jiménez

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    (Department of Applied Economic Analysis. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

The upward trend in fuel prices and the desire to reduce pollution levels mean that the electric vehicle has become an increasingly attractive alternative in recent years. The aim of this study is to examine the main barriers that the electric vehicle must overcome if it is to become a successful mode of transport and to review the main public policies that governments might implement to help in overcoming these obstacles. Public policies have been directed at four basic features of the electric vehicle: the charging network; increasing demand for these vehicles; industrialization and research and development programs; and the introduction of electric vehicles in programs of sustainable mobility. This article describes the public policies that have been implemented around the world to overcome the barriers to the adoption of electric vehicle so that it might become the vehicle of the future.

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Paper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 201208.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
Date of revision: Mar 2012
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:201208
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