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Electric Vehicle Policy Formulation Framework for SIDS in the Caribbean

C Meetoo, S Bahadoorsingh, D Jaglal, V Balbadar, C Sharma, K Baboolal, M Williams

2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC) | Published : 2018

Abstract

Small Caribbean island power systems face numerous unique policy, technical, infrastructural and financial challenges which have stymied electric vehicle (EV) adoption. This paper outlines the approach to strategically plan for long-term EV penetration toward the development of an EV policy in Trinidad and Tobago with application to other Caribbean territories. Through analysis of the EV registration processes and roles of local stakeholders, legislation and coordinated enforcement processes have been identified to ensure safe development of EV systems. Internationally accepted practices have also been suitably modified for adoption by small island developing states (SIDS) to ensure an enabl..

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