The role of plug-in electric vehicles in reducing energy and CO2 emissions in Istanbul: a system dynamics approach

Irfan Batur, Islam Safak Bayram, Muammer Koc

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Abstract

The transportation sector is one of the primary sources of energy consumption and associated carbon emissions. To devise policies to most effectively reduce fossil fuel use and improve air quality, it is critical to understand and analyze complex factors in transportation networks. Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have emerged as a viable and attractive solution in addressing the aforementioned problems as PEVs have higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions per unit distance. In this paper, we developed a system dynamics (SD) model for the transportation sector in Istanbul, Turkey and analyzed the impacts of various PEV penetration rates on the energy usage and carbon emissions until the year 2025. The results show that even in the near-term a sizable amount of savings can be achieved in both energy use and CO2 emissions. Such considerations are crucial in this early stage of PEV adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538625088
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2018
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 10 Apr 201812 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period10/04/1812/04/18

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Keywords

  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • plug-in electric vehicles
  • system dynamics
  • urban areas
  • carbon dioxide
  • analytical models
  • energy consumption

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Batur, I., Bayram, I. S., & Koc, M. (2018). The role of plug-in electric vehicles in reducing energy and CO2 emissions in Istanbul: a system dynamics approach. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018 (pp. 1-6) https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2018.8372605