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Electrifying Mobility: Realising a Sustainable Future for the Car



Transport is responsible for a growing share of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, emerging as an economic sector for which technical solutions have shown limited benefits and a shift to electric mobility is seen as an essential part of tackling both problems. However, despite electric motive power being older technology than internal combustion engines and having many advantages, both inherent disadvantages and the inertia of not being the dominant road transport technology mean that it is only recently that electric vehicles (EVs) have attracted serious policy attention.

Electrifying Mobility: Realising a Sustainable Future for the Car examines the basis of this electric mobility ‘turn’, considering the drivers, barriers to adoption and the current lived experience of EV use, drawing upon this experience to inform planning for mass EV adoption and how regulation might change to reflect the specific needs and challenges raised. Considering future transport policy, practice, and management where EVs become an important part of the road transport fleet, and, it is assumed, eventually come to dominate it, chapters study how EV and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies relate, and whether there are synergies with shared mobility.


Parkhurst, G., & Clayton, W. (Eds.). (2022). Electrifying Mobility: Realising a Sustainable Future for the Car. Bingley: Emerald

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Oct 17, 2022
Publication Date Oct 17, 2022
Deposit Date Oct 24, 2022
Publisher Emerald
Series Title Transport and Sustainability
Series Number 15
Series ISSN 2044-9941
ISBN 9781839826351
Keywords Electric Car; Sustainable Mobility; Sociotechnical Transition; Automobility; Mobility Behaviours
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