Working papers

Long, Z., J. Axsen, C. Kormos, and S. Goldberg (Under review). Latent demand for zero-emissions vehicles in Canada (Part 1): Insights from a design space exercise, Submitted to Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

Kormos, C., J. Axsen, Z. Long, and S. Goldberg (Under review). Latent demand for zero-emissions vehicles in Canada (Part 2): Insights from a stated choice experiment, Submitted to Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.


Axsen, J., and M. Wolinetz (2018). Reaching 30% plug-in vehicle sales by 2030: Modeling incentive and sales mandate strategies in CanadaTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 65, 596-617.

Sovacool, B., and J. Axsen (2018). Functional, symbolic and societal frames for Automobility: Implications for sustainability transitions, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 118, 730-746.

Hardman, S., A. Jenn, G. Tal, J. Axsen, G. Beard, N. Daina, E. Figenbaum, N. Jakobsson, P. Jochem, N. Kinnear, P. Plötz, J. Pontes, N. Refa, F. Sprei, T. Turrentine, B. Witkamp (2018). A review of consumer preferences of and interactions with electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 62, 508-523.

Axsen, J, J. Cairns, N. Dusyk, and S. Goldberg (2018). What drives Pioneers? Applying lifestyle theory to early electric vehicle buyers in Canada, Energy Research & Social Science, 44, 17-30.

Lepitzki, J., and J. Axsen (2018). The role of a low carbon fuel standard in achieving long-term GHG reduction targets, Energy Policy, 119, 423-440.

Wolinetz, M., J. Axsen, J. Peters, and C. Crawford (2018). Simulating the value of electric-vehicle-grid integration using a behaviourally-realistic model, Nature Energy, 3, 132-139.

Sovacool, B. K., L. Noel, J. Axsen, and W. Kempton (2018). The neglected social dimensions to a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) transition: a critical and systematic review, Environmental Research Letters, 13, 013001.

Lajevari, S. M., J. Axsen, and C. Crawford (2018). Examining the  role of natural gas and advanced vehicle technologies in mitigating CO2 emissions of heavy duty trucks: Modeling prototypical British Columbia routes with road grades, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 62, 186-211.

Peters, D., J. Axsen, and A. Mallett (2018). The role of environmental framing in socio-political acceptance of smart grid: The case of British Columbia, Canada, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 82, 1939-1951.


Sovacool, B. K., J. Axsen, and W. Kempton (2017). The Future Promise of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration: A Sociotechnical Review and Research Agenda, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 43, 377-406.

Sykes, M., and J. Axsen (2017). No free ride to zero-emissions: Simulating a region’s need to implement its own zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandate to achieve 2050 GHG targets, Energy Policy, 110, 447-460.

Schmitt, M., L. Aknin, J. Axsen, and R. Shwom (2017). Unpacking the relationships between pro-environmental behavior, life satisfaction, and perceived ecological threat, Ecological Economics, 143, 130-140.

Dusyk, N., J. Axsen, and K. Dullemond (2017).Who cares about climate change? The mass media and socio-political acceptance of Canada’s oil sands and Northern Gateway Pipeline, Energy Research & Social Science, 37, 12-21.

Pettifor, H., C. Wilson, J. Axsen, W. Abrahamse, and J. Anable (2017). Social influence on vehicle choice: A synthesis and meta-analysis of empirical studies,  Journal of Transport Geography, 62, 247-261.

Melton, N., J. Axsen, and S. Goldberg (2017). Evaluating plug-in electric vehicle policies in the context of long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals: Comparing 10 Canadian provinces using the “PEV policy report card”, Energy Policy, 107, 381-393.

Axsen, J., B. Langman, and S. Goldberg (2017). Confusion of Innovations: Mainstream consumer perceptions and misperceptions of electric-drive vehicles and charging programs in Canada, Energy Research & Social Science, 27, 163-173.

Fox, J., J. Axsen, and M. Jaccard (2017). Picking winners: Modeling the costs of technology-specific climate policy in the U.S. passenger vehicle sectorEcological Economics, 137, 133-147.

Rhodes, E., J. Axsen, and M. Jaccard (2017). Exploring Citizen Support for Different Types of Climate Policy. Ecological Economics, 137, 56-69.

Wolinetz, M., and J. Axsen. (2017). How policy can build the plug-in electric vehicle market: Insights from the REspondent-based Preferences And Constraints (REPAC) modelTechnology Forecasting and Social Change, 117, 238-250.


Axsen, J., S. Goldberg ,and N. Melton (2016). Canada’s Electric Vehicle Policy Report Card, prepared with the Metcalf Foundation, November 15, 2016.

Axsen, J., S. Goldberg, and J. Bailey. (2016). How might potential future plug-in electric vehicle buyers differ from current “Pioneer” owners?, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 47, 357-370.

Melton, N., J. Axsen, and D. Sperling (2016). Moving beyond alternative fuel hype to decarbonized transport, Nature Energy, 1, 16013.


Bailey, J. H., and J. Axsen (2015). Anticipating consumer acceptance of utility controlled charging for plug-in vehicles, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 82, 29-46.

Axsen, J., J. H. Bailey, and M. Castro (2015). Preference and lifestyle heterogeneity among potential plug-in electric vehicle buyersEnergy Economics, 50, 190-201.

Axsen, J. (2015). In climate policy, can public ignorance be bliss? Policy Options, January 2015.

Bailey, J. H., A. Miele, and J. Axsen (2015). Is awareness of public charging associated with consumer interest in plug-in electric vehicles? Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 36, 1-9.
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Rhodes, E., J. Axsen, and M. Jaccard (2015). Gauging citizen support for a low carbon fuel standardEnergy Policy, 79, 104-114.


Axsen, J (2014). Citizen acceptance of new fossil fuel infrastructure: Value theory and Canada’s Northern Gateway PipelineEnergy Policy, 75, 255-265.

Rhodes, E., J. Axsen, and M. Jaccard (2014). Does effective climate policy require well-informed citizen support?, Global Environmental Change. 29, 92-104.

Wolinetz, M., and J. Axsen (2014). The Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirement Regulation: Current Impacts and Future Potential of British Columbia’s Transportation Fuel Regulation, Report, Prepared by Navius Research for public release, August, 2014.

Wolinetz, M. and J. Axsen (2014). B.C. clean fuel regulation works: Let’s keep it clean, clear cut and strong (Op-Ed)Vancouver Sun, September 24, 2014.

Cusack, D., J. Axsen, R. Shwom, L. Hartzell-Nichols, S. White, and K. Mackey (2014). Assessing climate engineering solutions as complements to mitigation: An interdisciplinary framework, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12(5), 280-287.

Axsen, J., and K.S. Kurani (2014). Social influence and pro-environmental behavior: The reflexive layers of influence framework, Environment and Planning B, 41(5), 847-862.