Title: Exploring scenarios for the possibility of developing design and production competencies of electrical vehicles in Brazil

Authors: Adriana Marotti De Mello; Roberto Marx; Adcley Souza

Addresses: School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting, University of São Paulo (FEA/USP), Avenida Professor Luciano Gualberto, 908 – São Paulo – São Paulo CEP 05508-010, Brazil ' Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo (Poli/USP), Avenida Professor Luciano Gualberto, 530 – São Paulo – São Paulo CEP 05508-010, Brazil ' Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo (Poli/USP), Avenida Professor Luciano Gualberto, 530 – São Paulo – São Paulo CEP 05508-010, Brazil

Abstract: The aim of this study is to analyse, under the theoretical foundation of institutional and evolutionary theory, what kind of conditions would be necessary to enable market and develop competencies for electrical vehicles development in Brazil, and the assessment of possible future scenarios. Literature, secondary data documents as well as research on patent basis and interviews with relevant actors of the sector were performed, trying to map and to prospect what kind of competencies are being developed in the country. Results showed that are some small movements made towards the development of electrical mobility in the country, mainly outside traditional automotive sector, but they lack strong coordination and the support from public policies. A possible strategy, with the development of specific products, such as small urban vehicles or applications such as buses or utility vehicles, could be one way to start the development path to a local stronger industry in the near future.

Keywords: electrical vehicles; automobile industry; scenarios; design competences; Brazil; production competencies; electric mobility; public policy; automotive competencies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJATM.2013.054922

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2013 Vol.13 No.3, pp.289 - 314

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 07 Jun 2013 *

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