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Effects of Electric Vehicle Deployment on Energy Demand and CO2 Emission

Lookup NU author(s): Visalakshmi Suresh, Professor Phil BlytheORCiD, Dr Graeme Hill, Dr Yvonne Chase, Andrew Robinson



The transport sector is one of the major consumers of fossil fuels and uses a significant amount of the global energy supply. The drive to reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions from transport is pushing the motor industry and governments to consider alternative fuels for road transport. Several energy vectors have been discussed in the past including hydrogen and electricity. The uptake of electric vehicle in the existing fleet of vehicles has positive impacts in the reduction of emissions and reduces the carbon footprints by moving in to greener transport. However, the energy generated to charge the electric vehicles consume fossil fuels. Each country adopts different policies to generate electricity from various sources such as renewable, coal, gas or nuclear power stations. In this work, we will describe our strategic research in monitoring and evaluating one of the biggest electric vehicle deployments in north east of England.

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Author(s): Suresh V, Blythe PT, Hill G, Huebner Y, Robinson A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2012

Pages: 19

Print publication date: 01/04/2012

Source Publication Date: April 2012

Report Number: 1328

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne