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Adoption of New Technologies

UMTRI provides detailed knowledge and research on the life cycle of adopting new technologies and how these impact the global automotive industry. Researchers generate estimates of tradeoffs and cost analysis to incorporate changes through econometric analyses that help define the competitive dynamics of the industry and forecast the adaptation of new automotive technologies.

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Market models for predicting PHEV adoption and diffusion
Walter McManus, Richard Senter, Jr.

report UMTRI-2009-37
IN: Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Energy

This is the final report on market models for predicting Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) adoption. The work was one of the...

PHEV marketplace penetration An agent based simulation.
J. L. Sullivan, Irving Toivo Salmeen, C.P. Simon.

report UMTRI-2009-32
IN: Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Energy; Sponsor Award Ref. # 46827

Energy security and climate change issues have increased the call for improved energy efficiency from all sectors of the economy,...

Environmental and energy implications of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.
Craig H. Stephan, John Sullivan.

journal article IN: Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 42, no. 4 (Feb. 15, 2008), p. 1185-1190.

We analyze the effect of charging a significant number of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in the United States using presently...