Title: Agents and artefacts in the emerging electric vehicle space

Authors: Margherita Russo; Fabrizio Alboni; Giovanni Bonifati; Jorge Carreto-Sanginés; Pasquale Pavone; Annamaria Simonazzi

Addresses: Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, and CAPP – Research Centre for the Analysis of Public Policies, Italy ' Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy ' Department of Studies of Language and Culture, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy ' Facultad de Economía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico ' CAPP – Research Centre for the Analysis of Public Policies, Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy ' CNEL and Fondazione G. Brodolini, Italy

Abstract: After COP 21, the targets for reducing CO2 emissions have boosted the commitment of governments and companies to developing alternative technologies for the mobility of people and goods. Electric vehicles are at the heart of this transformation, which is profoundly affecting the characteristics of agents and artefacts. The aim of the paper is to identify the relevant domains of this transformation, and to identify what characterises the space of the agents and artefacts of the electric vehicle and their interactions, as oriented by the public policies promoted by the various countries. The paper presents the results of a multidimensional textual analysis of the news published in English by electrive.com, a daily newsletter covering a wide range of relevant information on developments in electric transport in Europe and beyond. These results are a preliminary step for the analysis of the social, economic, organisational and technological changes related to sustainable mobility.

Keywords: sustainable mobility; electric vehicle mobility; agents and artefacts space; text analysis; multidimensional clustering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2022.10047489

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2022 Vol.22 No.2, pp.150 - 177

Received: 24 Sep 2021
Accepted: 09 Jan 2022

Published online: 25 Jul 2022 *

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