What does it take for Electric Vehicles to Take-off?


Policy Incentives for the Adoption of Electric Vehicles across Countries (23 page pdf, Xingping Zhang, Jian Xie, Rao Rao and Yanni Liang, Sustainability, Nov. 14, 2014)

Today we review a paper that summarizes the growth of Electric Vehicles (EVs) world-wide and the policies used (or those which could be used) in various countries to encourage adoption by the public and weaning off the use of Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) which produce so much of the pollution and CO2 emissions seen in major cities today. The key ingredients se to be a combination of financial incentives both for development funds and purchase of the new technology and in its use (such as free travel in HOT lanes) and the development of a charging station infrastructure to a level that makes charging less of an issue (suggested one station per 100,000 residents).

ev use in countries

To see Key Quotes and Links  to key reports about this post, click HERE

 

 

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