Charging Up: Policies to Spark Electric Vehicle Adoption in Metro Vancouver

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Date created: 
2017-03-28
Identifier: 
etd10130
Keywords: 
Electric vehicles
Transportation
Vancouver
British Columbia
Environment
Climate change
Abstract: 

Plug-in electric vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Metro Vancouver, but their adoption has been limited to date. This research paper examines the barriers to electric vehicle usage in Metro Vancouver, and analyzes several potential policy changes that could be made by the provincial government to encourage more people to purchase such vehicles. This analysis is based on a literature review, a jurisdictional scan, and interviews with experts and stakeholders. The policy options that are considered include a zero-emission vehicle mandate, building requirements for new residential developments, changes to strata legislation, and changes to utilities regulations.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Senior supervisor: 
Josh Gordon
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: School of Public Policy
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.P.P.
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