The Role of Infrastructure to Enable and Support Electric Drive Vehicles: A Transportation Research Part D Special Issue

Matteo Muratori, David Greene, Eleftheria Kontou, Jing Dong

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Abstract

Widespread vehicle electrification appears to be essential to achieve timely and deep reductions in greenhouse gases (GHG) and pollutant emissions as well as petroleum use in the transportation sector (NAS, 2013, IPCC, 2018). The lack of a sufficient refuelling infrastructure has defeated many past efforts to promote alternatives to petroleum fuels (McNutt and Rodgers, 2004). The papers in this special issue on the “Role of Infrastructure to Enable and Support Electric Drive Vehicles”2 address the diverse challenges posed by a transition from fossil-fuelled internal combustion engine vehicles to vehicles powered by electric motors and the special role of refuelling/recharging infrastructure in this transition. Electric drive vehicles are herein considered to be plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). BEVs and FCEVs are also known as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) because their propulsion systems produce no tailpipe emissions.
Original languageAmerican English
Article numberArticle No. 102609
Number of pages5
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume89
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5400-77472

Keywords

  • charging
  • electric vehicle
  • EV
  • fuel cell electric vehicle
  • infrastructure

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