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Reaching 10% renewable transportation fuels in 2020 by electric-vehicles in Styria/Austria

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, RESOURCES – Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability, Energy Research, Elisabethstraße 18/II, A-8010 Graz
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5(4), 836-838;
Published: 28 December 2012
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Electric-vehicles have the potential for a significant substitution of diesel and gasoline vehicles, and contribute to a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) and particulate matter emissions. According to the European Renewable Energy Directive, the share of renewable transportation fuels should be 10% in 2020. In the project “Styrian e-mobility in 2020” the potential for reaching the target of 10% renewable fuels in 2020 has been determined by analysing different implementation scenarios. Based on a life cycle analysis, GHG and particulate matter emissions from transport services have been calculated and their potential reductions in emissions by the introduction of electric vehicles by 2020 have been determined. Reaching the European target of 10% renewable fuels in the passenger car sector by 2020 is possible with 30,700 electric-vehicles (5% of passenger cars) if the share of the additional electricity is above 50% from renewable energy and the same amount of transportation biofuel of 7% used as today.
Keywords: LCA (Life Cycle Assessment); EV (electric vehicle); infrastructure; market introduction LCA (Life Cycle Assessment); EV (electric vehicle); infrastructure; market introduction
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Jungmeier, G.; FELBERBAUER, K.-P.; BEERMANN, M. Reaching 10% renewable transportation fuels in 2020 by electric-vehicles in Styria/Austria. World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5, 836-838.

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