Electric vehicle Carbon footprint reduction via intelligent charging strategies

Indra Vadium, Ridoy Das, Yue Wang, Ghanim Putrus, Richard Kotter

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In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) are seen as an effective solution to the arising environmental and sustainability concerns related to the transportation sector. As opposed to conventional vehicles, EVs do not entail tailpipe emission of CO2 and other ambient air pollutants and require lower operational cost. However, the benefits that EVs can bring highly depend on their charging strategy. Moreover, the ever-increasing deployment of EVs on a global scale, and their uncontrolled charging (currently predominant) requirements, can cause significant burden for national grids and local distribution networks. The solutions EV could bring depend on the adopted charging strategies, i.e. dump charging, smart charging or V2G. This paper compares various EV charging strategies at the UK national level in perspective to 2030 and 2040 targets. This study clearly shows the benefits EVs could bring if their charging is intelligently controlled, resulting in a more positive impact on electricity distribution grids, a higher integration of renewable energy sources (RES) and lower CO2 emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 8th International Conference on Modern Power Systems, MPS 2019
Subtitle of host publication21-23 May 2019, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
ISBN (Electronic)9781728107509, 9781728107493
ISBN (Print)9781728107516
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
EventInternational Conference on Modern Power Systems - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Duration: 21 May 201923 May 2019


ConferenceInternational Conference on Modern Power Systems


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