Can Electric Vehicles Drive the Transport Revolution in Small Island States?

14 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2021

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Kalim Shah

University of Delaware, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration

Date Written: October 27, 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Shah, Kalim, Can Electric Vehicles Drive the Transport Revolution in Small Island States? (October 27, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3951032 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3951032

Kalim Shah (Contact Author)

University of Delaware, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration ( email )

Newark, DE 19711
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.udel.edu/island-policy-lab/team/

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