Project theme

A Study on Urban Infrastructure and Institution for Low Carbon Transport Systems Focusing on Electric Vehicle Utilization

Organization

Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
Nikken Sekkei Research Institute

Period

FY 2010-2012

Project leader

Takayuki Morikawa,Professor at Nagoya University

Objective

Electric vehicles (EVs) and other next-generation vehicles, together with traffic demand management (TDM) techniques, are cited as for their efficacy in reducing the carbon footprint of transport systems. In this research, we examine policy packages―containing, measures to promote the utilization of next-generation vehicles, introductions of TDM or EV car sharing arrangements, and rearrangements of urban spaces (provision of dedicated lanes, etc.) to give priority to non-polluting vehicles―together with the urban infrastructure and institutional support necessary to implement them. Specifically, our proposals may entail an assortment of measures within a policy package, a reconfiguration of pricing schemes (environmental taxes, parking deposit systems (PDS, proposed by the project leader as a new approach to road pricing)), and the system design and consensus building methods to make it possible.

2013.03.31

This project was completed on March 31.

2013.03.01

A seminar based on Environmental Research Fund has closed. We would like to express our greatest thanks to all the participants.

2012.10.01

Publications updated.

2012.05.28

Research findings updated.

2011.09.27

Organization updated.

2011.08.01

Intermediate assessment hearings conducted.

2011.06.10

Research findings updated.

2011.06.09

Publications database updated.

2011.05.20

Publications database uploaded.

2011.03.10

Research activities introduced in Chunichi Shimbun newspaper article.

Article (in Japanese)pdf


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