Next Article in Journal
Synergies between electric vehicles and solar electricity penetrations in Portugal
Previous Article in Journal
Evaluation of the influence of JC08-based cycle stress on batteries in plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
Open AccessArticle

Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Different Vehicle Technologies in Singapore

1
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, 117576, Singapore
2
Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, 117576, Singapore
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4(4), 912-920; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj4040912
Published: 31 December 2010
PDF [158 KB, uploaded 18 May 2018]

Abstract

Singapore is a diamond-shaped island with several surrounding smaller islets. It has a flat coastline with a land area of 710 km2 in 2009. With a highly urbanized city and limited land space, Singapore has been faced with problems of road congestion and rapid growth in car population. Electric vehicles (EVs) provide low emission urban transportation. Even taking into account the emissions from power plants needed to fuel EVs, the use of EVs still reduce carbon dioxide emissions significantly. From the energy aspect, EVs are efficient. EVs are promising alternative fuel vehicles that can reduce energy consumptions and carbon dioxide emissions in Singapore. A life cycle cost model was built to calculate life cycle costs of EVs and internal combustion engine cars in Singapore. It was found that EV is the most expensive car under current Green Vehicle Rebate scheme. The EV will be economically viable in Singapore if there is a breakthrough at batteries to cut EV prices.
Keywords: Cost benefit analysis; energy efficiency; environmental impact; life cycle cost analysis Cost benefit analysis; energy efficiency; environmental impact; life cycle cost analysis
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Wong, Y.; Lu, W.-F.; Wang, Z. Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Different Vehicle Technologies in Singapore. World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4, 912-920.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
World Electr. Veh. J. EISSN 2032-6653 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top