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Lecture Notes in Mobility

Who’s Driving Electric Cars

Understanding Consumer Adoption and Use of Plug-in Electric Cars

Editors: Contestabile, Marcello, Tal, Gil, Turrentine, Thomas (Eds.)

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  • Offers a systematic analysis of the leading markets for electric vehicles
  • Draws on the latest user data for plug-in electric vehicles
  • Brings together the experiences of authoritative researchers and professionals
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This book offers a comprehensive yet accessible snapshot of the latest consumer research on the adoption and use of electric vehicles. It discusses the importance of developing a better understanding of consumer behavior in relation to electric vehicles, and the advantages that can be gained from the growing number of electric vehicle users, who can now be studied directly. In turn, it systematically analyzes the leading markets for electric vehicles in North America, Europe and Asia.

Bringing together the experience and expertise of authoritative researchers and practicing professionals, the book shares a wide range of empirical data obtained at the national level and summarizes the general lessons learned. The last part of the book discusses policy-relevant insights, forecasts the future evolution of the field in terms of methods and data availability, and addresses several key questions that policymakers and other stakeholders are currently facing.

About the authors

Marcello Contestabile completed an MSc in Environmental Technology and a PhD in Energy Policy and Technology, both at the Imperial College London.  Later, he served as a Research Fellow at the Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICEPT). Since 2019, he has been a Principal Economist at the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI), where he has led techno-economic and policy research activities concerning electric vehicles and charging infrastructures.

Visiting Fellow at the Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICEPT) in London, Marcello has over 15 years of experience in techno-economic assessment and policy analysis for low carbon vehicles, particularly battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and for related infrastructures. He has been working in research organizations and governmental bodies as a researcher and consultant. During his time at ICEPT, he held multiple grants from the National Research Council, the European Commission and industry, and was seconded to the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. Further, Marcello worked as a Managing Consultant at E4tech, where he provided the UK government with expert advice on industrial policy for electric vehicles.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Understanding the Development of the Market for Electric Vehicles

    Pages 1-8

    Contestabile, Marcello (et al.)

  • Electric Cars in California: Policy and Behavior Perspectives

    Pages 11-25

    Tal, Gil (et al.)

  • What Conversations Between PEV Owners and Owners of Non-PEVs in California Tell Us About Sustaining a Transition

    Pages 27-44

    Kurani, Ken

  • Gasoline Savings from Electric Vehicles in the US

    Pages 45-62

    Sheldon, Tamara L. (et al.)

  • The Present and Future Market for PEVs in Canada: Evidence from a Mixed-Method Research Program

    Pages 63-85

    Axsen, Jonn (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38382-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-38381-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Who’s Driving Electric Cars
Book Subtitle
Understanding Consumer Adoption and Use of Plug-in Electric Cars
Editors
  • Marcello Contestabile
  • Gil Tal
  • Thomas Turrentine
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Mobility
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38382-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38382-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38381-7
Series ISSN
2196-5544
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 307
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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