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dc.contributor.authorStephenson, Janet
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Debbie
dc.contributor.authorScott, Michelle
dc.date.available2014-12-01T00:24:42Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.citationStephenson, J., Hopkins, D., & Scott, M. (2014). Understanding Sustainable mobility: The potential of electric vehicles. Presented at the HuMoComp.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5280
dc.description.abstractRising awareness of the environmental impacts of dominant mobility practices lead to the development of the sustainable mobility paradigm. This paradigm advocates three features of a mobility system: 1. A reduced need to travel, 2. Modal shift towards more sustainable options, and 3. Reduced vehicle kilometres travelled. In this paper, two sets of data are presented to explore the potential of electric vehicles to contribute to a more sustainable mobility system. First, data from an international Delphi of transport experts shows how a sustainable future can be characterised by different features: efficient internal combustion engine vehicles, electric vehicles, and reduced personal car ownership. Thus electric vehicles are presented as both an opportunity and a threat in relation to sustainable mobility. A second body of empirical material is drawn from interviews with electric vehicle owners, and discusses the drivers and barriers to ownership. Interestingly, participants suggest changing mobility practices associated with electric vehicle ownership, evidenced by decreasing kilometres travelled. The paper concludes by suggesting that there may be potential for electric vehicles to contribute to a sustainable mobility future through modified mobility practices and renewable energy sources in New Zealand.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectsustainable mobilityen_NZ
dc.subjectelectric vehiclesen_NZ
dc.subjectfuture transporten_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleUnderstanding Sustainable mobility: The potential of electric vehiclesen_NZ
dc.typeConference or Workshop Item (Paper)en_NZ
dc.date.updated2014-11-30T23:41:10Z
otago.schoolCentre for Sustainabilityen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
otago.event.placeAustraliaen_NZ
otago.event.titleHuMoCompen_NZ
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