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Consequences of the ban on sale of internal combustion engine cars in Europe

Summary - This paper studies the consequences of the imposition of the ban on sale of internal combustion engine cars (ICE) decided by the Parliament of the European Union. By using a dynamical model of the circulation split between ICE cars and electric cars it has been shown that these consequences essentially depend on the attitude to the electric car of Government and Public Administrations on the one hand, and of the ICE owners on the other. The combination of favourable attitude of both Governments and ICE car owners leads, after the ban imposition, to quick disappearance of ICE cars from circulation. Instead the consequences in the case of unfavourable attitude is the permanence in circulation of ICE cars beyond the threshold that have occurred in the absence of ban.


  • Marzo
Num. 3
Pag. 201