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The Effectiveness of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy

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  • Tamara Sheldon
  • Rubal Dua

    (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center)

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Subsidies for promoting plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption are a key component of China’s overall plan for reducing local air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its light-duty vehicle sector. This paper explores the impact and cost-effectiveness of the Chinese PEV subsidy program. A vehicle choice model is estimated using a large random sample of individual-level data for new vehicle purchases in China for model year 2017.

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  • Tamara Sheldon & Rubal Dua, 2019. "The Effectiveness of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy," Discussion Papers ks--2019-dp77, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:prc:dpaper:ks--2019-dp77
    DOI: 10.30573/KS--2019-DP77
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    Keywords

    China Electric Car Market; China New Energy Vehicle Policy; Subsidies for Electric Vehicle;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy

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