Governing electric vehicles: mobilizing electricity to secure automobility

This paper nuances the claim that electric vehicles offer a similar form of automobility as petrol cars through an analysis of the (im)mobility and circulations that enable them. With circulation as its referent object, it offers a structured approach to the mobility-security nexus by identifying seven heuristic dimensions on which circulations are governed through security assemblages. These overlapping but analytically separable dimensions are subsequently used to reflect on the security practices that govern automobility and electricity: two systems that are currently merged in the transition to electric mobility and thereby also merge automobility with the security governance of electricity systems.


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  • Accession Number: 01666749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2018 3:01PM