MOBSTER provides concrete help to cross-border regions in the Alps that want to strengthen electric mobility in their area and improve their tourist industry. In addition to upgrading the charging infrastructure and introducing new electric vehicles in the three pilot areas the project will produce a series of documents and information that will constitute an important resource for the development of the transport sector and tourism.

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Propensity to Choose Electric Vehicles in Cross-Border Alpine Regions
Propensity to Choose Electric Vehicles in Cross-Border Alpine Regions

Electric vehicles (EVs) are low-carbon innovations that decrease emissions in transportation. Understanding what drives individual propensity to choose EVs supports policymakers in shaping effective low-carbon mobility policies. Within the MOBSTER Interreg project, data were collected using a survey administered to residents in three Alpine cross-border regions—Canton Ticino (Switzerland), South Tyrol (Italy), and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (Italy)—and were analyzed with a logistic regression. This study reports on the relevant drivers of EV uptake, showing (i) that some sociodemographic attributes positively impact the propensity to choose an EV (e.g., young age and teenage children), (ii) that the presence and visibility of charging infrastructures are important, and (iii) that the role of tourism is not a driver of EV uptake. This study confirms that policies should consider sociodemographics, social practices, and physical infrastructures as playing roles in EV uptake. Future research should address the issue of access to low-carbon innovations for all.

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