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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Quantifying the Societal Benefits of Electric Vehicles

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington Vermont, 05401, USA
World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(4), 996-1007; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8040996
Published: 30 December 2016
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Abstract

One of the barriers facing the electric vehicle market is the incremental cost of the vehicles. However, many of the benefits of electric vehicles are not well understood and are omitted from cost-benefit analyses. These benefits relate to human health, air quality and the environment, economic growth, and grid resilience. VEIC conducted a study to identify the broad range of benefits that electric vehicles provide and, where sufficient data exists, developed estimates to quantify these benefits. Assessing the value of these benefits provides guidance for policy-makers to determine incentive and investment levels that accurately reflect the full value of electric vehicles to society.
Keywords: environment; health; policy environment; health; policy
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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Malmgren, I. Quantifying the Societal Benefits of Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 996-1007.

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