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Potentials for Electric Vehicles in France, Germany, and India

Dudenhöffer, Kathrin; Arora, Rahul; Diverrez, Alizée; Ensslen, Axel; Jochem, Patrick; Tücking, Jasmin

As road transport is responsible for a major part of greenhouse gas emissions, broad diffusion of electric vehicles (EV), in combination with electricity generated from "clean" energy sources, can contribute to reducing overall CO2 emissions significantly. EV include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and range-extended electric vehicles (REEV) which still contain a combustion engine and, hence, do not restrict the user compared to conventional vehicles, as well as pure battery electric vehicles (BEV). BEV will be focused in this article, as the user behavior is affected considerably by a limited range and longer "refueling" times. However, with a current market penetration below 1 %, the impact of BEV is marginal. Although the sales figures of BEV are low all over the world, it will be pointed out in this article that the potential for diffusion and take-off of this new technology varies in different countries depending on some framework conditions like infrastructure and energy generation as well as on individual factors measured by surveys in the different countries. Hence, this study tries to compare mar ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Deutsch-Französisches Institut für Umweltforschung (DFIU)
Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI(KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000043679
ISSN: 2196-7296
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-436794
KITopen ID: 1000043679
Verlag Karlsruhe
Serie Working Paper Series in Production and Energy ; 5
Schlagworte Electric vehicle; market potential; market comparison; Germany; France; India
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