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      Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts

      Rubal Dua, Scott Hardman, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Dimpy Suneja

      According to the World Health Organization, India has the world’s worst air quality. Among other factors, vehicular pollution from the increasing stock of passenger vehicles has contributed to India’s deteriorating air quality. This increasing stock is also a factor in India…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Scott Hardman Scott Hardman
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Dimpy Suneja Suneja, Dimpy
      5th October 2021
      Are Consumers Myopic About Future Fuel Costs? Insights from the Indian two-wheeler market
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Are Consumers Myopic About Future Fuel Costs? Insights from the Indian two-wheeler market

      Prateek Bansal, Rubal Dua, Rico Krueger, Daniel Graham

      India has the world’s third highest carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, after China and the United States. The transportation sector is the third largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions in India, accounting for roughly 11% of all carbon dioxide emissions in 2016. Road transport accounts for around…

      Prateek Bansal Bansal, Prateek
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Rico Krueger Rico Krueger
      Daniel Graham Daniel Graham
      24th August 2021
      Once Consumers Adopt an Electric Vehicle, Do They Go Back?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Once Consumers Adopt an Electric Vehicle, Do They Go Back?

      Rubal Dua, Prateek Bansal

      The lack of repeat adoption of low carbon technologies has implications for climate change mitigation. In this insight, we explore how many electric vehicle owners dispose of their electric vehicles and do not buy another when purchasing their next car.…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Prateek Bansal Bansal, Prateek
      29th June 2021
      How Cost-Effective Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies in Reducing Tailpipe-CO2 Emissions?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      How Cost-Effective Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies in Reducing Tailpipe-CO2 Emissions?

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua, Omar Al Harbi

      The transportation sector accounts for 24% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (IEA 2020). Road transport is the most utilized mode because of its convenience (Van Essen 2008). However, it is also the most emissions intensive mode, accounting for 75%…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Omar Al Harbi Omar Al Harbi
      8th June 2021
      India’s Political Ambition of Implementing Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Targets
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Political Ambition of Implementing Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Targets

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Rubal Dua

      The Indian transportation sector is going through a massive transition, especially the light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector. Policymakers consider the electrification of road transport to be one of the ways of solving India’s triple problem of increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      26th April 2021
      What Policy Levers Could Address Indiaʼs Automobile-Related Externalities?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      What Policy Levers Could Address Indiaʼs Automobile-Related Externalities?

      Rubal Dua, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Dimpy Suneja

        The Indian government has shown a growing recognition of the need for policy instruments aimed at addressing increasing air pollution, oil imports, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with India’s light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector. Based on the findings of…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Dimpy Suneja Suneja, Dimpy
      12th April 2021
      Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies Becoming More Impactful Over Time?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies Becoming More Impactful Over Time?

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua, Omar Al Harbi

      Various subsidies for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have been implemented worldwide at the federal, state and regional levels. These subsidies aim to promote PEV adoption to help reduce both local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (Hardman 2019). In the…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Omar Al Harbi Omar Al Harbi
      22nd March 2021
      Fuel Economy Valuation and Preferences of Indian Two-Wheeler Buyers

      Fuel Economy Valuation and Preferences of Indian Two-Wheeler Buyers

      Science Direct

      India has experienced exponential growth in sales of two-wheelers due to their high fuel economy and easy manoeuvrability in congested traffic conditions. Understanding Indian consumers’ valuation of fuel economy while purchasing a two-wheeler is crucial to evaluate whether Indian two-wheeler…

      Rubal Dua

      2021
      Understanding Latent Consumer Demand For Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding Latent Consumer Demand For Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

      Rubal Dua

      Consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) – including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure battery electric – is a crucial step in improving energy use and reducing emissions in the transportation sector. To promote adoption, policymakers have employed various demand- and…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      3rd February 2021
      A Cost-Effective Pathway to a Low-Emissions Transportation Future

      A Cost-Effective Pathway to a Low-Emissions Transportation Future

      T20

      This policy brief seeks to lay out a cost-effective transition pathway to a low-emissions transportation future. It highlights the effectiveness of technology-neutral frameworks that are focused on fuel economy improvements in the light- and heavy-duty vehicle sectors. It also provides…

      Rubal Dua, Omar Al Harbi, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Tamara Sheldon, Puneet Kamboj, Geetika Dang, Anushree Majumdar, Gabriel Collins

      2020
      Understanding the Evolution of the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Subsidies
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding the Evolution of the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

      Tamara Sheldon, Omar Al Harbi, Rubal Dua

      Our previous research found that promoting plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption through financial subsidies is expensive. In this commentary, we explore how the cost-effectiveness of the PEV subsidy program has evolved over time. To understand this evolution, we developed vehicle…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Omar Al Harbi Omar Al Harbi
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      30th August 2020
      The Impact of Recent Changes to China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy Design

      The Impact of Recent Changes to China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy Design

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

      Subsidies that promote plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption have been a key component of China’s overall plan for reducing local air pollution and the greenhouse gas emissions from its light-duty vehicle sector. Since 2009, PEVs qualify for substantial rebates (up…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      19th July 2020
      Estimating the Size and Efficiency of the Saudi Vehicle Fleet
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Estimating the Size and Efficiency of the Saudi Vehicle Fleet

      Rubal Dua

      Estimates of the size of Saudi Arabia’s vehicle fleet in 2015 vary from as high as 18 million (Arab News 2014) to as low as 6.6 million (OICA 2019). This significant variation stems from the fact that the Kingdom does…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      24th June 2020
      Effectiveness of China’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Subsidy

      Effectiveness of China’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Subsidy

      Science Direct

      Subsidies for promoting plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption are a key component of China’s overall plan for reducing local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the light-duty vehicle sector. In this paper, we explore the impact and cost-effectiveness of…

      Rubal Dua, Tamara Sheldon

      2020
      Eliciting preferences of TNC users and drivers: Evidence from the United States

      Eliciting preferences of TNC users and drivers: Evidence from the United States

      Science Direct

      Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) are changing the transportation ecosystem, but micro-decisions of travelers and TNC drivers need to be better understood to assess their system-level impacts. Using a unique sample (N = 11,902) of the U.S. population residing in TNC-served areas, we…

      Prateek Bansal, Rubal Dua, Akanksha Sinha, Ricardo A.Dazianoa

      2020
      Eliciting Preferences of Ride-Hailing Users and Drivers

      Eliciting Preferences of Ride-Hailing Users and Drivers

      Prateek Bansal, Akanksha Sinha, Rubal Dua, Ricardo Daziano

      The ‘ride-hailing’ services offered by transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft have rapidly disrupted personal transportation, particularly in cities. Schaller (2018) reports that TNCs provided 2.6 billion rides in 2017 in the United States (U.S.), a 37%…

      Prateek Bansal Bansal, Prateek
      Akanksha Sinha Akanksha Sinha
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Ricardo Daziano Ricardo Daziano
      24th February 2020