Sandra Wappelhorst is a Researcher on the ICCT Europe team. Her current research focuses on electric vehicles. She analyzes incentive programs and tax systems in European countries including recommendations for the wider diffusion of vehicles with alternative drive technologies. Prior to joining the ICCT, Sandra carried out practical and research projects focusing on alternative modes of transportation. She completed her dissertation on the subject "Mobility Management in Metropolitan Areas.“ She holds a diploma degree as an engineer in Spatial Planning (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Dortmund (Germany) and a doctor's degree (Dr.-Ing.) from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.