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An exploration of electric-car mobility in Greece : A stakeholders perspective

Geronikolos, Ilias and Potoglou, Dimitris 2021. An exploration of electric-car mobility in Greece : A stakeholders perspective. Case Studies on Transport Policy 9 (2) , pp. 906-912. 10.1016/j.cstp.2021.04.010
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Abstract

Following the directives set by the European Union, Greece is entering a transition phase towards electromobility. The presence of electric vehicles on the Greek market is currently low relative to other countries. The Greek government has recently established new legislation introducing financial and tax incentives towards electric vehicle purchase for both private owners and companies. This paper investigates the perspectives of a group of stakeholders in response to this government initiative. Findings indicated that the financial and tax incentives set by the Greek government were a good first step towards the promotion of electric vehicles. However, aiming at an increased penetration rate of electric vehicles on the Greek market requires strategic allocation of public charging infrastructure and national coverage to enable electric vehicles to travel within and out of the urban core. Incentives should be also considerate of different socio-economic segments of the population to prevent inequalities and match their preferences. Also, the electricity provider should ensure that the network would be able to withstand the increased electricity demand that the public charging points and electric vehicles would require. Finally, successful transition towards electromobility would require promotion of electric vehicles as an act of environmental consciousness.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2213-624X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 April 2021
Date of Acceptance: 16 April 2021
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2021 12:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/140539

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