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Published Academic Articles from MITL EV research

Project Description Consumer Research Identifying and characterizing potential electric vehicle adopters in Canada: A two-stage modelling approach (2016). M Mohamed, C Higgins, M Ferguson, P Kanaroglou. Transport Policy 52, 100-112. How open are Canadian households to electric vehicles? A national latent class choice analysis with willingness-to-pay and metropolitan characterization (2018). M Ferguson, M Mohamed, CD […]

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The Evolution of Canadian Consumer Attitudes on Electric Vehicles (2015-2018)

Project Description This brief, graphically oriented report focuses on understanding the shifts that have taken place in Canadian consumer attitudes towards electric vehicles (EVs). The time period of interest is the spring of 2015 to the spring of 2018. At each of the two endpoints defined by this time span, the McMaster Institute for Transportation […]

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The Economic Impacts of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in Canada and Regions

Car Factory

Project Description OBJECTIVE To capture direct, indirect and induced dollar impacts on the national and provincial economies of varying EV adoption scenarios. DESCRIPTION A large shift to EV mobility, particularly a rapid one, would have significant repercussions for the Canadian economy. There are three main positive aspects to the EV economic impacts. First, there are […]

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How open are Canadian households to electric vehicles?

This paper reports on results developed from a 2015 national survey of Canadian consumers that sought to assess attitudes and preferences towards consumer electric vehicles. A latent class discrete choice model was developed based on stated preferences choices. Four classes emerged with each being oriented to one of the primary vehicle technologies considered. The dominant […]

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Electric Mobility – National Consumer Stated Preference Survey

Canadian Consumer Attitudes Towards Electric Vehicles PowerPoint Slide

Project Description OBJECTIVE “Develop a national set of consumer stated preference data for Canada to serve as input data for the quantification of determinants of EV vehicle purchases relative to other vehicle types”. DESCRIPTION The primary focus of this research is to develop an understanding of EV consumers in Canada and the variables that affect […]

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Social Costs and Benefits of Electric Mobility in Canada

Project Description Our Social Costs and Benefits of Electric Mobility in Canada is a five year research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through the Automotive Partnership of Canada (APC). The overall objective of this research is to develop a clear understanding of the wide range of costs […]

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