Electric vehicle and renewable energy sources: motor fusion in the energy transition from a multi-indicator perspective
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AuthorGil García, Isabel Cristina; García Cascales, María Socorro; Dagher, Habib; Molina García, Ángel
Knowledge AreaProyectos de Ingeniería
SponsorsThe authors acknowledge the support of the Fundación Seneca (Region of Murcia, Spain) through the Grant 19882–GERM–15.
Bibliographic CitationGil-García, I.C.; García-Cascales, Mª.S.; Dagher, H.; Molina-García, A. Electric Vehicle and Renewable Energy Sources: Motor Fusion in the Energy Transition from a Multi-Indicator Perspective. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3430. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063430
Energy transition requires actions from different sectors and levels, mainly focused on achieving a low-carbon and high-renewable integration society. Among the different sectors, the transport sector is responsible for more than 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions, mostly emitted in cities. Therefore, initiatives and analysis focused on electric vehicles integration powered by renewables is currently a desirable solution to mitigate climate change and promote energy transition. Under this framework, this paper proposes a multi-indicator analysis for the estimation of CO2 emissions combining renewable integration targets, reduction emission targets and realistic renewable resource potentials. Four scenarios are identified and analyzed: (i) current situation with conventional vehicles, (ii) replacement of such conventional by electric vehicles without renewable integration, (iii) and (iv) integration of renewables to fulfill emission reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 respectively. ...
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