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Framework Conditions and Potential Measures for Small Electric Vehicles on a Municipal Level

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Vehicle Concepts, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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This paper is an extended version of a paper presented at 32nd International Electric Vehicle Symposium 2019 (EVS 32), Lyon, France, 19–22 May 2019.
World Electr. Veh. J. 2020, 11(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj11010001
Received: 25 October 2019 / Revised: 4 December 2019 / Accepted: 10 December 2019 / Published: 18 December 2019
Responding to pressing problems arising from growing urban populations and mass motorization, municipalities need to take action. The resulting conditions include congested cities, poor air quality and quality of life. Providing contextual conditions and thereby increasing the amount of small electric vehicles could help reduce land use and improve air quality. Based on outcomes of expert interviews and an online survey, the status-quo of antecedences and barriers as well as potential measures for the implementation of small electric vehicles on a municipal level is outlined. To get an international and comprehensive view, experts from the USA, Asia and Europe participated. Results show that there are several obstacles that have to be overcome on local, national and international levels. For local policymakers especially, there is an array of measures available. The combination of push and pull measures is one key element. In this way, infrastructural changes, financial incentives, strategic implementations and soft measures to raise awareness could help the process of a market take-off immensely. View Full-Text
Keywords: small electric vehicles (SEVs); light vehicle; mobility concepts; policy; market development; mixed method small electric vehicles (SEVs); light vehicle; mobility concepts; policy; market development; mixed method
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Ewert, A.; Brost, M.K.; Schmid, S.A. Framework Conditions and Potential Measures for Small Electric Vehicles on a Municipal Level. World Electr. Veh. J. 2020, 11, 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj11010001

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