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The Economic Case for Electric Vehicles in Public Sector Fleets: An Italian Case Study

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Department of Economics, Business, Mathematics and Statistics “Bruno de Finetti” (DEAMS), Trieste University, 34127 Trieste, Italy
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Area di Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica di Trieste—Area Science Park, 34149 Trieste, Italy
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2020, 11(1), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj11010022
Received: 28 February 2020 / Revised: 7 March 2020 / Accepted: 9 March 2020 / Published: 10 March 2020
The paper investigates whether it makes economic sense to use electric vehicles (EVs) in the public sector fleet. Thanks to the data collected in 2018 in 77 public sector entities in an Italian region, Friuli Venezia Giulia, we compare the total cost of ownership of a battery electric vehicle with that of a similar internal combustion engine one. We provide estimates for four scenarios (status quo, social cost internalization, price discounts and a combination of the last two) for three groups of public entities (local health authorities, municipalities and special purpose authorities) regarding passenger cars and mixed-use small light commercial vehicles. We find that, with the current price and cost structure, it makes economic sense to adopt EVs for a positive although relatively small percentage of the public sector fleet. View Full-Text
Keywords: public sector fleet; electric vehicle; total cost of ownership public sector fleet; electric vehicle; total cost of ownership
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Danielis, R.; Scorrano, M.; Giansoldati, M.; Alessandrini, S. The Economic Case for Electric Vehicles in Public Sector Fleets: An Italian Case Study. World Electr. Veh. J. 2020, 11, 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj11010022

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Danielis R, Scorrano M, Giansoldati M, Alessandrini S. The Economic Case for Electric Vehicles in Public Sector Fleets: An Italian Case Study. World Electric Vehicle Journal. 2020; 11(1):22. https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj11010022

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Danielis, Romeo; Scorrano, Mariangela; Giansoldati, Marco; Alessandrini, Stefano. 2020. "The Economic Case for Electric Vehicles in Public Sector Fleets: An Italian Case Study" World Electr. Veh. J. 11, no. 1: 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj11010022

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