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Electromobility Scenarios: Research Findings to Inform Policy

Auvinen, Heidi and Järvi, Tuuli and Klötzke, Matthias and Kugler, Ulrike and Bühne, Jan-André and Heinl, Felix and Kurte, Judith and Esser, Klaus (2016) Electromobility Scenarios: Research Findings to Inform Policy. Transportation Research Procedia, 14, pp. 2564-2573. Elsevier. ISSN 2352-1457.

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352146516303520


Research to inform policy is often challenged with how to genuinely use and implement research findings in decision-making and policy-planning. To begin with, the dialogue between researchers and decision-makers is essential to ensure profound understanding and legitimate interpretations of the results. Furthermore, the step to drawing practical conclusions and process them into actions can only succeed if research findings are diffused to decision-making levels with influence on the matter and mechanisms to knowledge transfer in the presence of a stable, favourable policy environment exist. Research investments into the topic of electromobility in Europe are substantial, and subtopics aiming to inform national policy-makers address a complex set of aspects from environmental and societal to technological and economic. This paper has a two-fold objective, the first of which is to present the results of scenarios to explore electromobility deployment in Finland, Germany and the European Union. The second is to discuss the challenges and solutions to bridge the gap from research findings towards decision-making and policy-planning, using our electromobility scenario work as an example. The electromobility scenarios were built using the VECTOR21 model (Mock, 2010), and the rationale was to simulate vehicle sales and markets under different policy settings and calculate the most economical solution to fulfil regulation on CO2 emissions as set by the European Commission (2009). The model allows calculating the market diffusion of alternative powertrain technologies to the European market until 2030, taking into account different taxation schemes, incentives and other country-specific characteristics. We also present the cost-benefit-analysis of the modelling results to assess the different scenarios and to show variation between regions regarding profitability of alternative technological or political support and interventions. To proceed from research findings towards decision-making and policy-planning, we made observations relating to transfer of research knowledge and interpretation of our electromobility scenario results in national policy contexts. An evaluation of how the function of research to inform policy in this case succeeded is provided. In addition, the influence of expert opinions on the political decision-making process will be discussed through experiences from an expert questionnaire conducted to survey the importance of costs, time requirement, acceptance and other criteria of promotion measures of electromobility.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105989/
Document Type:Article
Title:Electromobility Scenarios: Research Findings to Inform Policy
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Järvi, TuuliVTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Klötzke, Matthiasmatthias.kloetzke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1520-4263
Kugler, Ulrikeulrike.kugler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bühne, Jan-AndréBundesanstalt für StraßenwesenUNSPECIFIED
Heinl, FelixBundesanstalt für StraßenwesenUNSPECIFIED
Date:27 June 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Transportation Research Procedia
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 2564-2573
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Series Name:Elsevier
Keywords:electromobility Elektromobilität electric vehicles Elektrofahrzeuge scenarios Szenarien transport policy Verkehrspolitik emissions
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Fahrzeugsysteme und Technologiebewertung
Deposited By: Klötzke, Matthias
Deposited On:12 Oct 2016 12:00
Last Modified:10 Apr 2019 11:58

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