Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities

Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities

Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

1st Edition - October 6, 2020

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  • Author: Evanthia Nanaki
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128158012
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158029

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Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities uniquely examines different approaches to electric vehicle deployment in the context of smart cities. It provides a holistic picture of electromobility within urban areas, offering an integrated approach to city transportation systems by considering the energy systems, latest vehicle technologies, and transport infrastructure. Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities addresses the interaction between grid infrastructure, vehicles, costs and benefits, and operational reliability within an integrated framework. The book examines the role electric vehicles play in the social and political aspects of climate change mitigation, as well as a renewable energy-based economy. It explains how electric vehicles and their system requirements work, including recharging techniques and infrastructures, and discusses alternative market deployment approaches.

Key Features

  • Includes case studies from cities around the world, including Amsterdam, London, Oslo, Barcelona, Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Tokyo, and Goto Islands
  • Traces the developments, innovations, advantages, and disadvantages in the electric car industry
  • Provides learning aids such as discussion questions and text boxes


Transportation, engineering, energy, smart city planning, and sustainability academics and researchers. Transportation and city planners, transportation engineers, and automotive industry professionals

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Electric Vehicles
    3. Electric Vehicle Charging Within Smart Cities
    4. Market Introduction of Electric Vehicles to Urban Areas
    5. Climate Change Mitigation and Electric Vehicles
    6. Electric Vehicle Capitals - Case Studies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: October 6, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128158012
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128158029

About the Author

Evanthia Nanaki

Evanthia A. Nanaki is an Affiliate Researcher at the Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research expertise lies in the field of Automotive, Transportation, and Environmental Engineering. She has extensive research experience in sustainability management, smart cities, EVs, and engine emissions mitigation. She has written numerous papers for peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Transport Policy, Journal of Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Indoor and Built Environment, and Journal of Renewable Energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Affiliate Researcher, Dept. of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Denmark

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