After decades of development and false starts, electric vehicles have now become commercial. However, they still rely on strong policy support for their further development and adoption.
The project assesses the effectiveness of current electric vehicle policy in leading the technology towards self-sustained market competitiveness. The multi-method approach chosen involves techno-economic, strategy and innovation systems analysis. In particular, we have developed a bottom-up Relative Cost of Ownership model in order to assess the economic implications of electric vehicle policy. We are using the model to conduct country case studies, assessing whether current policy is conducive to the deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in a cost-effective way.