Zonal analysis of PHEVs/EVs penetration: A mean to mitigate vehicle emissions

Lena Ahmadi, Pedram Yazdan Panah, Ali Elkamel, Sabah Abdul-Wahab, Eric Croiset, Peter Douglas, Suad Al-Adwani, Evgueniy Entchev

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Abstract

Due to the increasing threat of the environmental impact of vehicle emissions, actions need to be taken against them. As a response, Electric Vehicles (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are introduced to the market with the purpose of mitigating the quantity of pollutions emitted by fuel consumption. This paper shows that with the increasing adoption of EVs and PHEVs, emissions decrease significantly through 2012 - 2050, specifically in three zones which are The Metropolitan Area of Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa Ontario. This is presented by assuming three different scenarios considering different rate of EVs and PHEVs penetration. The number of related EVs and PHEVs through each scenario is forecasted. To show the quantity of emissions produced in the zones considering the scenarios, the emissions factor for Greenhouse Gases pollutants are found. In the next step, the total commuting distances of vehicles in each scenario are found and when combined with the emissions factors, the total emissions produced in each scenario are presented. The main contribution of this paper confirms that by adopting modern vehicles in three main zones of Ontario, Canada, the total emissions could decrease by almost 40% to 50%, which would be very significant amount.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479960651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2015
Event5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2015 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 3 2015Mar 5 2015

Other

Other5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2015
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period3/3/153/5/15

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Keywords

  • electric vehicles
  • emission reduction
  • plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • zonal penetration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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Ahmadi, L., Panah, P. Y., Elkamel, A., Abdul-Wahab, S., Croiset, E., Douglas, P., Al-Adwani, S., & Entchev, E. (2015). Zonal analysis of PHEVs/EVs penetration: A mean to mitigate vehicle emissions. In IEOM 2015 - 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Proceeding [7093889] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEOM.2015.7093889