Bing, Eric Allan - Charging Up: Policies to Spark Electric Vehicle Adoption in Metro Vancouver...

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Term: 
Spring 2017
Degree: 
M.P.P.
Degree type: 
Project
Department: 
School of Public Policy
Faculty: 
Arts & Social Sciences
Senior supervisor: 
Josh Gordon
Thesis title: 
Charging Up: Policies to Spark Electric Vehicle Adoption in Metro Vancouver
Given Names: 
Eric Allan
Surname: 
Bing
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.
Keywords: 
Electric vehicles; transportation; Vancouver; British Columbia; environment; climate change
Total pages: 
82