Sustainable Governance for the Opened Electric Vehicle Charging and Upgraded Facilities Market
AbstractSince the China State Grid opened the market for infrastructure construction of electric charging stations and allowed Tesla, Potevio, BAIC BJEV and other enterprises to provide their own charging stations and other infrastructure construction, the development of electric vehicles has been greatly affected. How to maintain a sustainable governance in the opened electric vehicle charging and upgraded facilities market is an important policy issues. This paper presents a monopolistic competition model for the differentiated products market and addresses several issues related to Cournot equilibrium to illustrate why the expected free market actually operates in a monopolistic competition market structure. The analytic solution of the model shows that whether the extent of firm entry is insufficient, excessive or optimum is determined by consumers’ time preference, level of production differentiation and features of cost structure, including fixed cost and marginal cost. The sensitivity analysis has been performed among the above factors and tracked some other factors which would determine the effect of the new policy issues. The main policy suggestion is that the government should optimize entry regulations and lay down the criterion of charging interface standards for charging stations to avoid the electric vehicle charging and upgraded facilities marketization process of a one-size-fits-all solution and form a monopolistic competition market. View Full-Text
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Wu, T.; Zeng, B.; He, Y.; Tian, X.; Ou, X. Sustainable Governance for the Opened Electric Vehicle Charging and Upgraded Facilities Market. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2126.
Wu T, Zeng B, He Y, Tian X, Ou X. Sustainable Governance for the Opened Electric Vehicle Charging and Upgraded Facilities Market. Sustainability. 2017; 9(11):2126.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Tian; Zeng, Bohan; He, Yali; Tian, Xin; Ou, Xunmin. 2017. "Sustainable Governance for the Opened Electric Vehicle Charging and Upgraded Facilities Market." Sustainability 9, no. 11: 2126.