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Indirect Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Model for Electric Vehicles: Indian Scenario

Publication Year: 2020

Author(s): Kurien C, Srivastava AK, Molere E


The environment-friendly nature of E-vehicles (electric vehicles) coupled with higher energy efficiency has increased their popularity in the automotive industry. A detailed study has been conducted in this article to evaluate the role of the energy mix for electricity generation at the charging locations in secondary C emissions from E-vehicles. The E-vehicle market is booming in India. Evaluation of indirect C emissions was conducted for 3 energy mix scenarios in India, and the results showed that in the present energy mix scenario, E-vehicle emissions will be more than that of conventional-fuel-based vehicles. An energy consumption model for the E-vehicle was also developed in this article using MATLAB Simulink, by considering road slope and driving conditions as input parameters. The developed model was tested for 3 driving conditions, namely (i) Flat road at a constant speed, (ii) Extra Urban Driving Cycle (EUDC), and (iii) Real-time driving condition, to estimate the relation between the energy consumption pattern and the driving range with road slope. Simulation results showed variation in the driving range of the E-vehicles regarding input parameters like road slope and vehicle speed. Therefore, this model could serve as an effective tool for establishing charging stations at strategic locations. The energy estimation model developed in this article can serve as an effective tool for establishing charging stations at strategic locations.

Source of Publication: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management

Vol/Issue: 16:998–1007p.

DOI No.: DOI: 10.1002/ieam.4299

Country: India

Publisher/Organisation: Wiley-Blackwell


Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Environment Impact

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