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Causal Analysis of the Challenges to Electric Vehicles’ Adoption using Gina: Implications to Emerging Economies

Publication Year: 2024

Author(s): Kumar P S, Shriram R G, Rajesh R, Rammohan A


To combat emissions from the transportation sector, India is transitioning to a “zero or low carbon emission” transportation paradigm by encouraging the use of hydrogen-fueled cars and electric vehicles (EVs). The study aims to investigate the challenges impeding the adoption of electric vehicles and to understand the causal relations among them. The novel Grey Influence Analysis (GINA) methodology has been utilized to study the causal relations among the challenges, and managers and practitioners are benefitted as they are able to identify the most important challenges in the adoption of EVs in India and act accordingly. The findings of a survey-based study show that lack of charging infrastructure comes in second place and the reliability and lifespan of EV components come in first place, when evaluating the overall or total influence scores. The third place among the most important drivers is occupied by lack of servicing/workshops, low awareness of battery characteristics, high upfront costs, and fear of battery explosions. The reliability and lifespan of EV components are the primary driving forces for adoption, highlighting the need for policymakers and practitioners to increase adoption rates.

Source of Publication: Case Studies on Transport Policy

Vol/Issue: 15: 101160

DOI No.: 10.1016/j.cstp.2024.101160

Country: India

Publisher/Organisation: Elsevier

Rights: World Conference on Transport Research Society


Theme: Vehicle Technology | Subtheme: Electric vehicles

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