Socio-Economic Aspects of Electric Vehicles: A Literature Review [chapter]

Christian Hanke, Michael Hüelsmann, Dirk Fornahl
2013 Lecture Notes in Mobility  
The dependence on fossil fuels and the climate change led not only in Germany to a debate on how the future of mobility might be designed. In this context the importance of electric mobility has especially grown in the public perception since the National Development Plan for Electric Mobility was published by the German federal government in 2009 and the eight model regions for electric mobility were established. The goal of the federal government is to bring a total of 1 million electric and
more » ... ybrid vehicles on German roads by 2020 and establish Germany as lead market and lead provider of mobile electric mobility solutions. To achieve these objectives many questions on technical feasibility, ecological impacts or on the acceptance of the products by customers need to be answered for a successful market launch. Therefore this contribution gives an overview of important topics and issues related to the introduction of electric vehicles with a focus primarily on socio-economic topics. The literature review addresses existing studies and classifies main insights in seven thematic areas.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37558-3_2 fatcat:z5few5nc3zg4tfgwsvsnuuoryq