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Preparing for the Roll-Out of Electric Vehicles: Exploring how cities can become plug-in ready

Sonnenschein, Jonas LU (2010) In IIIEE Theses IMEN41 20101
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The mass production of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) is expected to start in the coming years. Climate change, peak oil and the automotive and economic crisis have put a significant pressure on the current transportation regime. Increasing urbanisation, range and efficiency advantages of PEVs in city traffic and the problem of urban air pollution have moved cities into the focus of PEV dissemination. Three case studies were conducted in this research to analyse the functioning of PEV systems in cities. Different functions like knowledge development, market formation and resource mobilization are analysed and discussed. The main critical issues around PEVs like range, cost, and environmental performance are investigated in a city... (More)
The mass production of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) is expected to start in the coming years. Climate change, peak oil and the automotive and economic crisis have put a significant pressure on the current transportation regime. Increasing urbanisation, range and efficiency advantages of PEVs in city traffic and the problem of urban air pollution have moved cities into the focus of PEV dissemination. Three case studies were conducted in this research to analyse the functioning of PEV systems in cities. Different functions like knowledge development, market formation and resource mobilization are analysed and discussed. The main critical issues around PEVs like range, cost, and environmental performance are investigated in a city context, and corresponding recommendations for cities to become plug-in ready are outlined. (Less)
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author
Sonnenschein, Jonas LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
sustainable transport, electric cars, Malmö, Aachen, Denver, electric vehicles
publication/series
IIIEE Theses
report number
2010:19
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
1747411
date added to LUP
2011-01-13 12:05:40
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2011-01-13 12:05:40
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  abstract     = {The mass production of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) is expected to start in the coming years. Climate change, peak oil and the automotive and economic crisis have put a significant pressure on the current transportation regime. Increasing urbanisation, range and efficiency advantages of PEVs in city traffic and the problem of urban air pollution have moved cities into the focus of PEV dissemination. Three case studies were conducted in this research to analyse the functioning of PEV systems in cities. Different functions like knowledge development, market formation and resource mobilization are analysed and discussed. The main critical issues around PEVs like range, cost, and environmental performance are investigated in a city context, and corresponding recommendations for cities to become plug-in ready are outlined.},
  author       = {Sonnenschein, Jonas},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {sustainable transport,electric cars,Malmö,Aachen,Denver,electric vehicles},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Theses},
  title        = {Preparing for the Roll-Out of Electric Vehicles: Exploring how cities can become plug-in ready},
  year         = {2010},
}