Sustainability, road transport and the electricity supply system: The role of the plug-in vehicle
Parry, E., Redfern, M. and Martin, C., 2010. Sustainability, road transport and the electricity supply system: The role of the plug-in vehicle. In: 2010 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, ICSET 2010, 2010-12-06 - 2010-12-10.
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Plug-in vehicles are promoted for a number of beneficial reasons that encompass environmental, economic, social and political motivations. This paper is the first in a quartet of investigative arguments that considers sustainability and the role of the plug-in vehicle in the context of the question: are they worthy of being called a sustainable energy technology? This first paper reviews one of the motivational drivers behind changing fossil fuel use (People security) and the implementation of plug-in-vehicles and employs sociology, and psychology to demonstrate the worthiness of plug-in vehicles to be a sustainable energy technology. This is not a well-to-wheels analysis.
|Item Type||Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)|
|Creators||Parry, E., Redfern, M. and Martin, C.|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering|
Faculty of Engineering & Design > Chemical Engineering
|Research Centres||Centre for Sustainable Power Distribution|
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