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      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
      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
      The Effectiveness of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      The Effectiveness of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

      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 (GHG) emissions from its light-duty vehicle sector. This paper explores the impact and cost-effectiveness of the…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      29th December 2019
      Understanding the Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Travel Behavior
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding the Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Travel Behavior

      Prateek Bansal, Rubal Dua

      Major transformations are taking place in the road transportation sector, particularly in passenger auto travel. The arrival of transportation network companies (TNCs), including Uber, Didi Chuxing, Ola, Lyft and others, has the potential to critically alter key aspects of passenger…

      Prateek Bansal Bansal, Prateek
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      26th December 2019
      Impact of India’s Recent Electric Vehicle Subsidy Announcement

      Impact of India’s Recent Electric Vehicle Subsidy Announcement

      Tamara Sheldon, Dimpy Suneja, Rubal Dua

      The Indian government is urgently promoting electric vehicles (EVs) to help curb the country’s urban air pollution — the world’s worst, according to the World Health Organization. The steep increase in vehicle sales in recent years has brought deteriorating air…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Dimpy Suneja Suneja, Dimpy
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      3rd December 2019
      An overview of key evolutions in the light-duty vehicle sector and their impact on oil demand

      An overview of key evolutions in the light-duty vehicle sector and their impact on oil demand

      Springer

      The light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector is undergoing many changes, including technological advancements (e.g., vehicle electrification, automation), new business models (e.g., ride-hailing), and government regulations and policies (e.g., fuel economy (FE) standards, zero-emission vehicle mandates, infrastructure investments, and incentives to encourage…

      Mohammed Albrahim, Ahmed Al Zahrani, Anvita Arora, Rubal Dua, Bassam Fattouh, Adam Sieminski

      2019