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dc.contributor.authorShammut, Moayad
dc.contributor.authorCao, Mengqiu
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yuerong
dc.contributor.authorPapaix, Claire
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yuqi
dc.contributor.authorGao, Xing
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-24T04:01:29Z
dc.date.available2019-09-24T04:01:29Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationShammut, M., Cao, M., Zhang, Y., Papaix, C., Liu, Y., & Gao, X. (2019). Banning Diesel Vehicles in London: Is 2040 Too Late? Energies, 12(18), 3495 https://doi.org/10.3390/en12183495en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14964
dc.description.abstractAir pollution contributes to 9400 deaths annually in London and diesel vehicles are considered a major source of lethal air pollutants. Consequently, the UK government announced its intention to ban diesel vehicles by 2040 to achieve a sustainable zero-carbon road transport system. Since no empirical studies have used a bottom-up approach to seek Londoners’ views, it is therefore worth investigating the public opinion regarding this forthcoming ban. This paper aims to fill this research gap by taking London as a case study. A survey was designed, and fieldwork was conducted to distribute questionnaires to Londoners. Completed questionnaires were analysed using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The findings revealed that the majority of Londoners would be in favour of the ban if they were su ciently exposed to the appropriate sources of information and were favourably disposed towards environmental protection measures. The results also showed that Londoners were more likely to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) if they were o ered generous incentives and encouraged to use scrappage schemes. The present study makes a strong case for enforcing the ban well before 2040. The significance of this research is to provide clearer signals regarding the future of diesel vehicles, which in turn will strengthen the EV policy and uptake.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/nz/*
dc.subjectLow carbon technologiesen_US
dc.subjectLow carbon transmissionen_US
dc.subjectDecarbonisationen_US
dc.subjectZero carbonen_US
dc.subjectAir pollutionen_US
dc.subjectDiesel banen_US
dc.subjectElectric vehiclesen_US
dc.subjectTransport policyen_US
dc.subjectTransport planningen_US
dc.subjectLondonen_US
dc.titleBanning Diesel Vehicles in London: Is 2040 Too Late?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doidoi.org/10.3390/en12183495en_US


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