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Electrification of private transport: prices, policy and equity

Research project Electrification of private cars is seen as key to reaching Sweden’s climate goals. At the same time, prices on both electricity and other fuels have increased substantially, and the government has removed the subsidy to purchases of electric vehicles (EVs). How will this development influence the demand for electric vehicles, and how they are used?

The proposed project analyzes how electrification of private transports and the demand for electric vehicles depend on prices of cars and fuels, and how the sensitivity to prices differs across socio-economic groups (e.g., gender, income and where in the country the car purchaser lives). This information is necessary to design efficient policies, to understand equity of different policies, and to ensure a socially sustainable transition of the private transport sector.

Head of project

Mattias Vesterberg
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

2024-01-01 2026-12-31


Formas, 2,2 miljoner SEK

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics

Research area

Latest update: 2023-12-05