This project aims to understand barriers and enablers for the transition to electric cars. We will address two main questions:

1. To what extent is a transition to electric vehicles acceptable to consumers, and how will such a transition influence car ownership and car use? (Project 1).

2. Which factors are of crucial importance for the position of non-consumer stakeholders with respect to electric vehicles, and which policy strategies could stimulate these actors to cooperate so as to realize a successful introduction of electric vehicles? (Project 2).

The project is conducted by a multidisciplinary team of economists, psychologists, and transport policy researchers. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). For more information:

Researchers involved: Marija Bockarjova MSc., prof. dr. Linda Steg
In collaboration with: prof. dr. P. Rietveld (VU Amsterdam), prof dr. G.P. Van Wee (Delft University of Technology)

Duration: 2011-2014