Simulating consumer demand and automaker compliance under climate regulation: Developing the Automaker-consumer Model

The overall objective for this project is to support the research of one PhD student to advance the methods for modelling energy-climate policies, a field in which START in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at SFU is one of the leading research units in the country and in which Navius Research Incorporated is the leading Canadian consulting firm. The project focuses on developing a novel technology adoption model (AUM) and demonstrating its applicability by using it to model a Zero-Emissions Vehicle sales mandate in Canada. The internship will allow the student to refine and validate a key component of the AUM model (the consumer choice component) and to validate AUM by comparing it to Navius’ gTech model – under the guidance of leading modellers in the field. In turn, Navius will learn about the intern’s modeling techniques, which will improve their ability to provide climate transport policy analysis.

Faculty Supervisor:

Jonn Axsen


Chandan Bhardwaj


Navius Research Inc


Environmental sciences


Professional, scientific and technical services


Simon Fraser University



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