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U.S. Governmental incentives and policies for investment in electric vehicles and infrastructure
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of study is to research the development of electric vehicle technology in the United States. This study describes the United States public policies towards electric vehicle technology and system of innovation approaches. The government roles with the help of national system of innovation have been also covered in this study.

The point of departure was the study of available literature and U.S energy policy acts which illustrates that the break-through in electric vehicles still not only depended on better battery technology and infrastructure for charging stations but also on social, economic and political factors. The important actors involved in the process are both at local and international level are private firms, governmental departments, research and development (R&D) institutes, nongovernment organizations (NGO’s) and environmental organizations etc. The arguments which are put forward in the background of development of such technologies are to reduce dependence on foreign oil and to reduce emissions of harmful gasses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 75 p.
Keyword [en]
Transportation, system of innovation, national system of innovation, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, renewable fuels, research and battery development, lithium-ion battery, environment and sustainability, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117157ISRN: LIU-TEMAV/MPSSD-17-14/002--SEOAI: diva2:806406
Subject / course
Master´s in Science for Sustainable Development
Available from: 2015-04-20 Created: 2015-04-20 Last updated: 2015-04-20Bibliographically approved

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