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The impact of EU and Netherlands policies to instal public charging infrastructure (Levels 2 and 3) in the Netherlands: a case study of its financial viability / Jaidev Dhavle
AuthorDhavle, Jaidev
CensorKobialka, Marek
PublishedWien, 2017
Description100 Blätter : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Institutional NoteTechnische Universität Wien, Master Thesis, 2017
LanguageEnglish
Document typeMaster Thesis
Keywords (DE)Electric Vehicles / Charging Infrastructure / the Netherlands / Renewable Energy / Financial Viability
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-105125 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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There has been a tremendous increase in the level of human activity on Earth since the start Industrial Revolution which has promoted great development within societies. However, recent scientific studies have shown that our actions have caused detrimental damage to our environment resulting in the observable phenomenon known as climate change. Some of the adverse effects of climate change include the destruction of habitats, changes in weather patterns and propagation of diseases to name a few. This trend impacts all systems inhabiting our planet and has very grievous implications for the future if no action is taken. A major contributor to climate change is the transport sector which causes significant CO2 and green house gas pollution due the heavy reliance on consuming fossil fuels. These harmful gases have been proven to facilitate global warming. ^The international community has recognised these undeniable facts and therefore is taking decisive steps to ensure that all sectors to become sustainable. There is a strong advocacy by the global community to promote "sustainable Transport" and ensure that the transport sector becomes emission free and less carbon intensive. An innovative solution to facilitate this transition to sustainable transport is the adoption of electric vehicles (EV‘s) which are environmentally friendly and very efficient. EV‘s are developing at a rapid pace and the EU is taking a lead in this revolution. Within the EU, the Netherlands has taken proactive steps to deploy as many EV within the country and has set ambitious goal to go all-electric by 2030. ^Given this bold target; this prompted the question that if the EV market share is forecasted to increase in the Netherlands, how much will it cost to install the appropriate infrastructure to accompany these vehicles? Hence the scope is to answer the following research question: To determine the financial viability of installing public electric vehicle charging infrastructure (Level 2 and 3) in the Netherlands. It was concluded that public charging infrastructure is capital intensive and the associated costs cannot be borne by the government alone - effective financial co-operation between the public and private sectors is required. To get a holistic view to address this research question, global EV trends, the Dutch EV market and Dutch policies have been included.

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