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Energies 2012, 5(1), 71-91; doi:10.3390/en5010071

Is the Electric Vehicle an Attractive Option for Customers?

Systems Engineering and Automatic Control Department, University of Valladolid, Paseo del Cauce s/n. 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Received: 7 November 2011 / Revised: 23 December 2011 / Accepted: 4 January 2012 / Published: 12 January 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electric and Hybrid Vehicles)
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As a new technology, electric mobility has the potential to achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions and contribute to the transition from the current transportation system to a better one, environmentally speaking. The objective of the paper is to aid the necessary decision-making for the adoption and development of electric vehicles in Spain, taking the time horizon of 2020. This will be achieved by building a System Dynamics model for various scenarios that will be used for the analysis and comparison of various dynamic variables, as well as to determine how, and to what extent, they will influence the number of electric vehicles that will run on Spanish roads in the coming years, focusing on the cost variable.
Keywords: electric vehicles; batteries; CO2 emissions; electric vehicle costs electric vehicles; batteries; CO2 emissions; electric vehicle costs
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García, I.; Miguel, L.J. Is the Electric Vehicle an Attractive Option for Customers? Energies 2012, 5, 71-91.

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