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What is CU Environment Centre

The Charles University Environment centre, was founded as a part of Charles University in 1992. It conducts environmental research and provides environmental expertise and information for students, university staff and for the general public. The centre collaborates with parliamentary bodies, state administration, non-government organizations and many academic and research institutions both locally and abroad. CUEC consists of the three units: sustainable development indicators, environmental economics, and education and information for sustainable development.

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The objective of this project is to identify barriers and potential for development of electromobility in the Czech Republic and to estimate demand for electric cars and willingness to pay for characteristics of electricity-driven vehicles.

Financial support

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Project duration:

2016–2017

Coordinator of the project in CUEC:

Mgr. Milan Ščasný, Ph.D.

Project description:

The objective of this project is to identify barriers and potential for development of electromobility in the Czech Republic and to estimate demand for electric cars and willingness to pay for characteristics of electricity-driven vehicles using questionnaire survey. The project also aims at identifying measures to overcome barriers for current and potential electric car users in the Czech Republic, to propose policy instruments to support the development of electromobility and stimulate demand for electric cars. A recharging stations map and a software application for the users of electric cars will be developed within the project. Policy relevance is linked to the update of National Action Plan on Clean Mobility and Transposition that implements the Directive 2014/94/EU

Research team

Milan Ščasný
Iva Zvěřinová
Martin Kryl
Eva Kyselá
Zuzana Martínková

Ines Horváthová

IPSOS Tambor, a.s.

Project outputs

Our recent publications

Steve Harris,  Jan WeinzettelAndrea BiganoAlbin Källmén "Low carbon cities in 2050? GHG emissions of European cities using production-based and consumption-based emission accounting methodsJournal of Cleaner ProductionVolume 248, 1 March 2020, 119206, available on-line here 

Kiuila, O., Markandya, A., Ščasny, M. (2019), Taxing Air Pollutants and Carbon Individually or Jointly: Results from a CGE Model Enriched by an Emission Abatement Sector. Economic System Research, 31:1, 21-43. Permanent link

Alberini, A., Khymych, O., Ščasný, M. (2019), Response to Extreme Energy Price Changes: Evidence from UkraineThe Energy Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1: 189-212. Permanent link.

Kyselá, E., Ščasný, M., Zvěřinová, I. (2019), Analysing attitudes to climate change mitigation policies. Climate Policy, 19:7, 878-892 Permanent link.

Alberini, A., Ščasný, M. (2018), The Benefits of Avoiding Cancer (or Dying from Cancer): Evidence from a Four-country Study. Journal of Health Economics 57: 249-262 Permanent link.

Alberini, A., Ščasný, M., Bigano, A. (2018), Policy- v. Individual Heterogeneity in the Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation: Evidence from a Stated-Preference Survey. Energy Policy 121: 565-575. Permanent link.

van der Vliet, N., Staatsen, B., Kruize, H., Morris, G., Costongs, C., Bell, R., Marques, S., Taylor, T., Quiroga, S., Martinez, P., Máca, V., Ščasný, M., Zvěřinová, I., Tozija, F., Gjorgjev, D., Arild Espnes, G., Schuit, J. (2018), The INHERIT model: a tool to jointly improve health, environmental sustainability and health equity through behavior and lifestyle change. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1435; Permanent link

Mach, R., Weinzettel, J., Ščasný, M. (2018), Environmental impact of household consumption: Hybrid input-output analysis linked to household consumption data. Ecological Economics 149, 62-73.; Permanent link

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