Evaluation of China's New Energy Vehicle Policy Texts with Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
Technology in Society
As one of the strategic emerging industries, the new energy vehicle (NEV) industry receives strong support from the Chinese government. The Chinese government has formulated a large number of policies to promote the development of NEV industry. Evaluating and analyzing the NEV policies are of great significance for improving policy formulation. In this study, we comprehensively analyze 253 NEV policy texts by employing quantitative and qualitative methods. We present the policy instrument types and semantic structure characteristics of policy texts based on the content analysis. The advantages and disadvantages of policy texts are identified by using a quantitative evaluation model. Our results show that the most frequently used policy instrument is regulatory, and the main policy objective is the demand-pull. The policies with higher scores are more comprehensive. Three suggestions are put forward to improve NEV policies.
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Wang, X., Huang, L., Daim, T., Li, X., & Li, Z. (2021). Evaluation of China's new energy vehicle policy texts with quantitative and qualitative analysis. Technology in Society, 67, 101770. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2021.101770