Special Issue "The Total Life-Cycle Footprint of Electric Vehicles in Road Transportation"
A special issue of Vehicles (ISSN 2624-8921).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 13145
Interests: batteries; electric vehicles; recycling; life cycle assessment; sustainability; circular economy
Interests: vehicle powertrain; engines; batteries; motors; power electronics; control system integration; vehicle thermal management; planning; delivery and commercialisation of R&D; innovation; IP
There has been a huge growth in the production and use of electric vehicles over the last 10 years as concern for the environment and the effect of carbon emissions on the global climate have become more pressing. This is only likely to increase as governments around the world look to ban the sale of internal combustion engine-powered passenger vehicles, some countries as early as 2025. However, this increase in usage of electric vehicles comes with other concerns, such as the consumption of technology metals such as lithium, cobalt and nickel, sustainable mining practices, embedded carbon emissions in both the manufacturing and use phases of electric vehicles (in comparison to conventional vehicles) and the recycling and reclamation of all the materials used in electric vehicles.
For this Special Issue of Vehicles entitled “The Total Life-Cycle Footprint of Electric Vehicles in Road Transportation”, we are seeking original contributions within this research area. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Embedded emissions in the manufacturing of batteries, power electronics and electric vehicles
- In-use phase of road transportation including improving the environmental performance of the electricity grid and comparison to conventional internal combustion engines
- End-of-life routes for batteries and motor recycling and potential to apply circular economy principles
Prof. David Greenwood
Dr. Stuart Coles
Dr. Anwar Sattar
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. Vehicles is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Power Electronics
- Electric Vehicles
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Circular Economy
- Carbon Emissions
- Embedded Carbon