Analysis of CO2 emissions and techno-economic feasibility of an electric commercial vehicle

Moreira Falcao, Eduardo Aparecido and Rodrigues Teixeira, Ana Carolina and Sodre, Jose Ricardo (2017) Analysis of CO2 emissions and techno-economic feasibility of an electric commercial vehicle. Applied Energy, 193. pp. 297-307. ISSN 0306-2619

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Abstract

In order to attain emissions reduction targets to improve air quality and reduce global warming, electric vehicles (EVs) arise as alternatives to conventional vehicles fueled by fossil fuels. In this context, this work presents a comparative study between an EV and its conventional version, a medium-duty, diesel engine powered vehicle, from road tests following a standard cycle in urban driving conditions. The performance parameters evaluated are EV electric energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation and, for the conventional vehicle, exhaust CO2 emissions and energy consumption calculated from fuel consumption and heating value. Five scenarios were built to conduct an
economic viability study in terms of payback and net present value (NPV). Considering the conditions
applied, the results from the environmental analysis showed that CO2 emissions from the EV was 4.6
times lower in comparison with the diesel vehicle. On the other hand, the economic analysis revealed that the viability of the EV is compromised, mainly due to the imported parts with unfavorably high exchange rates. In the best scenario and not considering revenue from commercial application, the calculated payback period of the EV is 13 years of operation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electric vehicle CO2 emission Fuel consumption Economic viability
Subjects: H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Advanced Systems Engineering
UoA Collections > UoA15: General Engineering
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 15:14
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3955

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