Special Issue "Electrification for The Automotive Sector Towards Sustainable Mobility"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: traffic modeling; control and simulation; mobility analysis; safety and energy evaluation for road transport; electric vehicles simulation on road networks; intelligent transport system
Interests: power electronics for wireless power transfer; high-performance drives; computer aided design of electrical machines
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Electric vehicles (EVs) are one of the current trends in mobility and in the automotive sector. The increasing number of vehicles models entering the market in recent years has revealed that all car manufacturers, including those who were initially more sceptical, have started facing the electrification challenge. EVs can play a relevant role in the transition to a more sustainable road transport system and represent an interesting opportunity for cities to reduce local emissions. Academia and industry are asked to work together to achieve innovative solutions, including appealing charging infrastructures, producing affordable technologies for vehicles, and evolving business models to enhance the role of EVs for mobility needs and long-range trips. In this transition phase, studying and understanding EV users’ experiences and the habits of traditional car users can help stakeholders to orient their policy actions related to EVs and develop their diffusion. Public authorities play a key role as decision-makers in the charging side of the game, cooperating with electric providers, whereas car manufacturers work more on the innovation of vehicles and batteries performance to extend their range.
This Special Issue aims at collecting studies based on present and future perspectives of electric mobility for sustainability, inviting original contributions from different viewpoints, including those of researchers and professional communities. The topics of interest of this Special Issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Studies on users’ expectations regarding EVs and charging facilities;
- Electric charging solutions and their impacts on user mobility and vehicle performance;
- Innovative electric charging technologies (e.g., static and dynamic wireless power transfer charging solutions);
- Models and simulation tools to support policy makers in the development of electric charging infrastructures for road transport;
- Analysis on the role of EVs in pollutants emission and their reduction;
- Life cycle analysis of EVs and sustainability goals considering large-scale adoptions.
Prof. Francesco Paolo Deflorio
Prof. Paolo Guglielmi
Dr. Miriam Pirra
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Electric mobility
- Charging infrastructure
- Users’ perception
- Mobility modelling
- Environmental impacts