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Enabling Sustainable Road Transportation through Electric Vehicles: Implications for Governments and Buyers

Indian Journal of Sustainable Development

Volume 3 Issue 2

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Shukrant Jagotra, Deepika Kamboj | Author(s) Affiliation: Research Scholar, School of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India.
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Abstract

The study discusses the role of Governments and Buyers to enable sustainable road transportation by facilitating mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). EV sales have witnessed strong growth in the last few years to reach 753,000 units in new registrations in 2016 (compared to just 48,000 in 2011). Although EVs possess several social, operational and environment benefits, the study reviews existing literature to highlight certain attitudinal and sociotechnical barriers including low range and less matured charging infrastructure along with others. To expedite EVs penetration, the study explores certain practical considerations for Governments as well as current and prospective Buyers. The considerations listed in the study holds implications for Buyers and Governments to limit certain attitudinal, economic and technical barriers thereby accelerating EVs adoption.

Keywords: Sustainable Transportation, Electric Vehicles, Strategy, Drivers, Barriers, Considerations

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