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Impacts of renewables and socioeconomic factors on electric vehicle demands – Panel data studies across 14 countries
- Li, Xiaomin, Chen, Pu, Wang, Xingwu
- Energy policy 2017 v.109 pp. 473-478
- educational status, electricity generation, gasoline, issues and policy, population density, prices, regression analysis, socioeconomic factors, urbanization, vehicles (equipment)
- Electric vehicle demands have increased rapidly since 2010, and depend on renewables and socioeconomic factors. Using panel data from fourteen countries between 2010 and 2015, we study impacts of seven factors in a multiple linear regression model. The factors include percentage of renewable energies in electricity generation, number of charging stations, education level, population density, gasoline price, GDP per capita and urbanization. The first four factors have apparent and positive impacts on the demands, and the last two factors don’t. The gasoline price affects the demands for BEVs (battery electric vehicles) more than that for PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles). One percent increase in renewables would lead to approximately 2–6% increase in EV demands. Based on the results, policy implications are discussed.