Technology transition towards electric mobility

technology assessment as a tool for policy design

António Brandão Moniz, Nuno Boavida, Manuel J. Baumann, Jens Schippl, Max Reichenbach, Marcel Weil

Research output: Working paper


The paper aims to understand the degree of transition towards e-mobility. The assumption is that the degree of convergence between actors of each system (batteries, vehicles, grid, policies, business models and consumers) is an indicator of changes in the present socio-technical regime. After an introduction to the socio-technical transition towards e-mobility, the paper presents and discusses three technology assessment approaches to several projects related to technology, society and politics. There are several thematic crossovers between all projects presented leading to a synergetic technology assessment. This output results from the overlapping areas between the cases and can be used to first assess the extent of changes in the present socio-technical regime, as well as to extract standards and regulations, acceptance/risk analyses and behaviour changes that could be significant in the context of a transition towards electric mobility.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Publication series

NameIET Working Paper Series
ISSN (Print)1646-8929


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Moniz, A. B., Boavida, N., Baumann, M. J., Schippl, J., Reichenbach, M., & Weil, M. (2013). Technology transition towards electric mobility: technology assessment as a tool for policy design. (IET Working Paper Series; Vol. 2013, No. 03). IET.