Assessment Of Electric Vehicles Promotion Measures At The National And Local Administrative Levels

Povilas Mačiulis, Inga Konstantinavičiutė, Vaida Pilinkienė


The transport sector is one of the major emitters of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Transition from usage of fossil fuels to usage of renewable energy resources calls for a comprehensive package of national and local actions. Although electric vehicles can significantly contribute to energy consumption efficiency, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and independence from petroleum imports, electric vehicle market development in some countries remains comparatively slow. Electric vehicles are more expensive in comparison to traditional vehicles, countries lack necessary infrastructures, consumers may need additional information about the benefits of eco-friendly cars, etc. The above-mentioned and other weighty reasons force national and local authorities to think about implementation of financial and non-financial electric vehicle promotion measures. The experience of other countries and cities is extremely valuable as it helps to form the trends and exploit the benefits of the best practice. The purpose of this article is to analyse global electric vehicle promotion measures applied at national and local administrative levels.



electric vehicle; promoting system; administrative level; national and local authorities

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