Next Article in Journal
Policy Effects on the Sustainability of Animal Breeding
Next Article in Special Issue
Electric Buses in Malaysia: Policies, Innovations, Technologies and Life Cycle Evaluations
Previous Article in Journal
A Service-Learning Based Computers Reuse Program
Previous Article in Special Issue
Battery Electric Bus Network: Efficient Design and Cost Comparison of Different Powertrains
 
 
Review

Framing Electric Mobility for Urban Sustainability in a Circular Economy Context: An Overview of the Literature

1
Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management”, European School of Sustainability Science and Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, 21033 Hamburg, Germany
2
Department of Natural Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, UK
3
College of Architecture and Planning, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam 31441, Saudi Arabia
4
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
5
Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
6
Geospatial Analysis and Modelling Research Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar 32610, Malaysia
7
Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Passo Fundo, São José 99052-900, Brazil
8
Department of Geomatics Engineering Technology, Yanbu Industrial College, Yanbu 41912, Saudi Arabia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Thanikanti Sudhakar Babu
Sustainability 2021, 13(14), 7786; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147786
Received: 29 May 2021 / Revised: 5 July 2021 / Accepted: 6 July 2021 / Published: 12 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue E-transportation for Future Sustainability)
The development of electro-mobility is one of the centerpieces of European country attempts to reduce carbon emissions and increase the quality of life in cities. The goals of reducing emissions from the transport sector and phasing out fossil-fueled vehicles in (urban) transport by 2050 present unrivaled opportunities to foster electro-mobility. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the literature and provides a detailed analysis of the current development of electro-mobility in Europe, assessing social, economic, and environmental aspects under a circular economy (CE) context. It also examines the existing challenges and suggests ways of addressing them towards improving the environmental performance of electro-mobility and the urban quality of life. The paper argues that a narrow technology-only agenda in electro-mobility will be less successful without the imperative of the CE, including not just materials and resources but also energy, to unlock the medium-term co-benefits of de-carbonization of both the transport as well as the building and energy sectors. The paper critically reviews some of the anticipated future developments that may guide the growth of this rapidly growing field into a CE. View Full-Text
Keywords: circular economy; electric mobility; Europe; carbon emission; transport; urban sustainability circular economy; electric mobility; Europe; carbon emission; transport; urban sustainability
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Leal Filho, W.; Abubakar, I.R.; Kotter, R.; Grindsted, T.S.; Balogun, A.-L.; Salvia, A.L.; Aina, Y.A.; Wolf, F. Framing Electric Mobility for Urban Sustainability in a Circular Economy Context: An Overview of the Literature. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7786. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147786

AMA Style

Leal Filho W, Abubakar IR, Kotter R, Grindsted TS, Balogun A-L, Salvia AL, Aina YA, Wolf F. Framing Electric Mobility for Urban Sustainability in a Circular Economy Context: An Overview of the Literature. Sustainability. 2021; 13(14):7786. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147786

Chicago/Turabian Style

Leal Filho, Walter, Ismaila Rimi Abubakar, Richard Kotter, Thomas Skou Grindsted, Abdul-Lateef Balogun, Amanda Lange Salvia, Yusuf A. Aina, and Franziska Wolf. 2021. "Framing Electric Mobility for Urban Sustainability in a Circular Economy Context: An Overview of the Literature" Sustainability 13, no. 14: 7786. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147786

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop