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Calculating Potential Emission Reductions through the Introduction of Electric Vehicles

Kihm, Alexander and Trommer, Stefan and Mehlin, Markus (2013) Calculating Potential Emission Reductions through the Introduction of Electric Vehicles. TRB 2013 Annual Meeting, 13.-17. Jan. 2013, Washington D.C., USA.

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Electric vehicles are expected to significantly reduce road transport emissions, given an increasingly renewable power generation. While technological issues are more and more being overcome, the economic viability and thus possible adoption is still constrained, mainly by higher prices than for conventional vehicles. However, first vehicles have been available on the market for some time now and many more are expected to arrive soon and at decreasing cost. In our work we analyze the possible market development for electric vehicles with an application to Germany. We develop a drivetrain choice model with economical, technical and social constraints on the current vehicle registrations and inventory. It estimates the demand for electric vehicles until 2030 for private and commercially registered cars as well as light commercial vehicles. The results show a replacement potential of more than one fourth of the total German annual mileage for these vehicles. The result has a high granularity to allow for detailed emission calculation along different spatial areas as well as vehicle and engine types. Besides a baseline forecast, our method allows for calculating different scenarios regarding policy actions or the future development of important parameters such as energy prices. The results provide insights for policy measures as well as for transport and environmental modeling.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/84229/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Calculating Potential Emission Reductions through the Introduction of Electric Vehicles
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kihm, AlexanderAlexander.Kihm (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trommer, Stefanstefan.trommer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mehlin, Markusmarkus.mehlin (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2013
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:EV PHEV BEV market potential emission reduction Germany petrol diesel TCO cost break-even 2015 2020 2025 2030
Event Title:TRB 2013 Annual Meeting
Event Location:Washington D.C., USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-17. Jan. 2013
Organizer:Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Deposited By: Kihm, Alexander
Deposited On:16 Sep 2013 07:57
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:42

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