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European Commission Publishes Study on Electric Vehicles

17 May 2011: The European Commission has published a study on the possible impacts of introducing electric vehicles in the EU, including their potential market uptake.

The study focuses on passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, and covers the various types of electric vehicles, including full electric vehicles, as well as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. It includes an assessment of impacts on the transport and electricity sectors; provides estimates of the impacts on greenhouse gases (GHG) and pollutant emissions, as well other environmental impacts; and identifies a number of policy recommendations and recommended further studies. [EU Press Release] [Summary report]