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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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      Impact of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy Reduction

      Impact of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy Reduction

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

      China, the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, has set ambitious climate goals. These include reducing the carbon intensity of its 2005 gross domestic product (GDP) by 40-45% by 2020 and by 60-65% by 2030 (Xu, Chen, and Chen 2017). A key…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      17th July 2019
      Drivers of New Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet Fuel Economy in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Drivers of New Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet Fuel Economy in Saudi Arabia

      Rubal Dua, Tamara Sheldon

      This paper investigates the drivers of recent improvements in Saudi Arabia’s new light-duty vehicle fleet fuel economy. A vehicle choice model is estimated using aggregate and disaggregate new vehicle purchase data. The estimates are used to simulate counterfactual policy scenarios.…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      30th April 2019
      Assessing the Effectiveness of California’s “Replace your Ride.”

      Assessing the Effectiveness of California’s “Replace your Ride.”

      IDEAS

      We analyze the effectiveness of California’s “Replace Your Ride” policy, a pilot program that gives subsidies to lower income households in the greater Los Angeles area to retire older vehicles and replace them with newer, cleaner vehicles.

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

      2019
      Measuring the Cost-effectiveness of Electric Vehicles Subsidies

      Measuring the Cost-effectiveness of Electric Vehicles Subsidies

      IDEAS

      Despite the prevalence of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) subsidies, research on improving their cost-effectiveness and impact remains limited. To assess the scope for improving their cost-effectiveness, we develop a vehicle choice model-based counterfactual simulation using a large-scale nationally representative sample…

      Rubal Dua, Tamara Sheldon

      2019
      Gasoline savings from clean vehicle adoption
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Gasoline savings from clean vehicle adoption

      Energy Policy

      Conventional counterfactuals used in literature may underestimate fuel savings from clean vehicle adoption, thus overestimating the costs of securing associated environmental benefits. Using a large-scale nationally representative sample of U.S. new car buyers, we propose a choice model-based counterfactual approach…

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

      2018