Realizing the electric-vehicle revolution

01 May 2012

Nature Climate Change

Authors: Martino Tran,David Banister,Justin D. K. Bishop & Malcolm D. McCulloch Nature Climate Change 2,328–333 2012) doi:10.1038/nclimate1429


Full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have become an important policy option to mitigate climate change, but there are major uncertainties in the scale and timing of market diffusion. Although there has been substantial work showing the potential energy and climate benefits of BEVs, demand-side factors, such as consumer behaviour, are less recognized in the debate. We show the importance of assessing BEV diffusion from an integrated perspective.