Establishing the Transferability of Best Practice in EV Policy across EU Borders

Huw Davies, Georgina Santos, Ian Faye, Rob Kroon, Harm Weken

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In supporting the growth of the electric vehicle market within Europe, incentives will play a significant role. The paper presents the case that the success of incentives is contextualised. On the basis of 110 expert responses from Austria, Germany, Spain and the UK, the paper evaluates the effectiveness of different incentives, financial and non-financial, under different market and policy environments. Although incentives are invariably perceived as effective by our expert respondents, it is observed that the distribution in acceptance levels were dependent on the region in which they have been deployed. Interrogation of the supporting commentary provided the basis for the interpretation of these differences. The research therefore makes a positive contribution to the understanding of the linkage between the success in electric vehicle incentives and regional market framework and policy environments. This opens the door for best practice transferability of incentives and optimally combining different incentives dependent on the social and institutional environments into which they are deployed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2574-2583
Number of pages10
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Early online date27 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Transport Research Arena : Moving Forward: Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow's Mobility - PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 18 Apr 201621 Apr 2016
Conference number: 6


  • Electric Vehicle
  • incentives
  • International Policy Review
  • public policy
  • technology development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation


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