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Title: An Assessment of Causes of PEV Success Across U.S. Metro Areas

Abstract

Using 2014 U.S. light duty PEV registrations by make and model, this paper assesses the causes of Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) success across U.S. states focusing on areas that had incentive and utility programs supporting PEV adoption. Market segments investigated were (1) luxury/performance (>$60,000 list price), (2) mid-market ($40-50,000), (3) mass market (<$40.000), and (4) total. States with either exclusive or preferential BEV incentives are a focus. BEV-biased incentives proved to be very effective in promoting mass market BEVs. After controlling for these attributes, case studies for several utility service areas were conducted to gauge whether PEVs were more or less successfully implemented via outreach by those utilities. These investigations suggest ways that utilities can successfully increase PEV registrations, after taking local climate and state incentives into consideration.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - Office of Vehicle Technology
OSTI Identifier:
1399790
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, 06/19/16 - 06/22/16, Montreal, Quebec, CA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Zhou, Y., Santini, D., Rood, M., Bluestein, L., Mitchell, G., Stephens, T., and Ward, J. An Assessment of Causes of PEV Success Across U.S. Metro Areas. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Zhou, Y., Santini, D., Rood, M., Bluestein, L., Mitchell, G., Stephens, T., & Ward, J. An Assessment of Causes of PEV Success Across U.S. Metro Areas. United States.
Zhou, Y., Santini, D., Rood, M., Bluestein, L., Mitchell, G., Stephens, T., and Ward, J. 2016. "An Assessment of Causes of PEV Success Across U.S. Metro Areas". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Using 2014 U.S. light duty PEV registrations by make and model, this paper assesses the causes of Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) success across U.S. states focusing on areas that had incentive and utility programs supporting PEV adoption. Market segments investigated were (1) luxury/performance (>$60,000 list price), (2) mid-market ($40-50,000), (3) mass market (<$40.000), and (4) total. States with either exclusive or preferential BEV incentives are a focus. BEV-biased incentives proved to be very effective in promoting mass market BEVs. After controlling for these attributes, case studies for several utility service areas were conducted to gauge whether PEVs were more or less successfully implemented via outreach by those utilities. These investigations suggest ways that utilities can successfully increase PEV registrations, after taking local climate and state incentives into consideration.},
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