Reduction of CO2 emissions using RES to recharge EVs: the Spanish case


A. Triviño, M. Longo and F. Foiadelli



This paper focuses on the field of transportation, which is greatly responsible for air pollution, mainly in cities and urban areas such as towns, airports and seaports. This work analyses the feasibility of integrating EVs and RES, focusing on the air pollution reduction benefits. To do so, we use the data collected in Spain. After an analysis of the energy production by RES and the size of the vehicle fleet over time in Spain, an evaluation of the number of completely green EVs as a function of the State Of Charge (SOC) and green energy used to charge the EV is proposed. Finally, the expected emissions reduction is derived when the vehicle fleet is changed by fully EVs fuelled with the wind and photovoltaic sources currently installed in Spain.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 489-493 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:
REF: 367-17 Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.367 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

A. Triviño(1), M. Longo(2) and F. Foiadelli(2)
1. Department of Electrical Engineering. E.T.S.I.I., Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
2. Departament of Energy. Politecnico di Milano. Milan (Italy)

Key word

Electric vehicles; air pollution, renewable energy sources, environmental, citizen


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