Can Electric Vehicles Drive the Transport Revolution in Small Island States?
14 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Date Written: October 27, 2021
The transportation sector is a major contributor to the global release of greenhouse gases. Electric vehicles have been widely accepted in the automobile industry, and will continue to become more popular. Island societies are the perfect locations to try to entirely transition to EVs. Their small surface area gives for less range anxiety, while their smaller population allows for the entire population to accept EVs more quickly. There is also higher potential for renewable energy on islands. In order to successfully carry out this type of major transition, there must be some proactive policy in place. Encouraging people to buy EVs through incentives and avoiding any negating policy is essential to convince the population to make this transition.
Keywords: islands, transport, sustainable development, energy transitions
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