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Transitions between technological generations of alternative fuel vehicles in Brazil

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Autor(es):
Felipe Brito, Thiago Luis [1] ; Islam, Towhidul [2] ; Stettler, Marc [3] ; Mouette, Dominique [4] ; Meade, Nigel [5] ; dos Santos, Edmilson Moutinho [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, IEE, Av Prof Luciano Gualberto, 1289 Vila Univ, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Guelph, Dept Mkt & Consumer Studies, 58-68 MacDonald St, Guelph, ON N1G 1Y1 - Canada
[3] Imperial Coll London, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Ctr Transportat Studies, Imperial Coll Rd, London SW7 2BB - England
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Arts Sci & Human EACH, Rua Arlindo Bettio, 1000 Vila Guaraciaba, BR-03828000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[5] Imperial Coll London, Business Sch, Exhibit Rd, London SW7 2AZ - England
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ENERGY POLICY; v. 134, NOV 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
Resumo

The transportation sector is responsible for nearly a quarter of greenhouse gases emissions (GHG); thus, incisive policies are necessary to mitigate the sector's effect on climate change. Promoting alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) is an essential strategy to reduce GHG emissions in the short term. Here, we study the effects of governmental incentives on the diffusion of ethanol and flex-fuel vehicle technologies in Brazil. We use a multi-generation diffusion model which assumes that new technologies introduce fresh market potential for adopters as well as upgraders from established technologies. Our analysis indicates that tax rates affected the adoption of both gasoline and ethanol technology, but for flex vehicles, the effect of taxation is not significant. The effect of fuel price shocks during the 1990s meant that the introduction of ethanol technology made no significant impact on market potential and a negative word-of-mouth effect contributed to the technology's failure. In contrast, the introduction of flex technology led to almost a doubling of total market potential. As policy suggestions, we emphasise the importance of tax reduction in addition to promoting versatile technologies, which insulate consumers against price fluctuations. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
Beneficiário:Julio Romano Meneghini
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Centros de Pesquisa em Engenharia