Digital Library on Green Mobility


Profitable Decarbonization Through E-Mobility

Publication Year: 2020

Author(s): Kumbaro G, Canaz C, Deason J, Shittu E


The objective of this paper is to answer an integrated set of questions related to how the transportation sector, despite the advances in vehicular fuel efficiencies and through plug-in electric vehicles, influences overall energy demand, cost and CO2 emissions. This paper sheds light on the influence of electrifying transportation on the carbon footprints of the increased demand for electricity. The value of this evaluation is in the employment of a large-scale, bottom-up, national energy modeling system that encompasses the complex relationships of producing, transforming, transmitting and supplying energy to meet the useful demand characteristics with great technological detail. One of such models employed in this analysis is the Bottom-Up Energy Modeling System (BUEMS) model. The BUEMS model provides evidence of win-win policy options that lead to profitable decarbonization using Turkey's data in BUEMS. Specifically, the result shows that a ban on diesel fueled vehicles reduces lifetime emissions as well as lifetime costs. It is found that a ban on new coal-fired power generation is a cost-effective way for reducing emissions in the electricity sector. This paper highlights the crucial role the electricity sector plays in the sustainability of e-mobility and the value of related policy prescriptions.

Source of Publication: Energies

Vol/Issue: 13(15),4042: 1-28p.

DOI No.: DOI: 10.3390/en13164042

Country: Turkey

Publisher/Organisation: MDPI AG

Rights: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (


Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Passenger

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