What Does an Electric Vehicle Replace?

  title={What Does an Electric Vehicle Replace?},
  author={Jianwei Xing and Benjamin Leard and Shanjun Li},
  journal={EnergyRN: Electric \& Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (Topic)},
The emissions reductions from the adoption of a new transportation technology depend on the emissions from the new technology relative to those from the displaced technology. We evaluate the emissions reductions from electric vehicles (EVs) by identifying which vehicles would have been purchased had EVs not been available. We do so by estimating a random coefficients discrete choice model of new vehicle demand and simulating counterfactual sales with EVs no longer subsidized or removed from the… 
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