Sustainable Energy Systems Electric vehicles: Matching low-carbon technology to people and policy

For decaces, the promise of electric-powerd vehicles has inspired hope for a clean, low-carbon, petroleum-free transportation system. So where are these electric vehicles? Dr. Jonn Axsen draws from in-depth market and technical research to explore society's readiness for such a transition --and outline the policies required to get there. Dr. Jonn Axsen is assistant professor in sustainable energy at Simon Fraser University. He studies the market potential for alternative-fuel technologies, such as electric vehicles, and potential uptake of pro-environmental behaviour. He uses surveys, interviews and quantitative models to investigate the nexus of technology, environmental policy, and consumer behaviour. Jonn’s study of social influence and consumer valuation of plug-in electric vehicles has earned him recognition as the “2011 Young Researcher of the Year” by the OECD’s International Transport Forum." We hope that you can make it, either in person or by accessing our webcast. Where: RM C130, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Live Web Stream: http://pics.uvic.ca/events/live-webcast