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Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128158012

Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities

1st Edition

Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Author: Evanthia A. Nanaki
Paperback ISBN: 9780128158012
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 304
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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 and taking into account energy systems and latest vehicle technologies. The book addresses the interaction between grid infrastructure, vehicles, costs, benefits and operational reliability within an integrated framework, along with the role electric vehicles play in the social and political aspects of climate change mitigation, the renewable energy based economy, and how electric vehicles and their system requirements actually work.

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: Principles, History, Current technology Developments
    3. Smart Cities and Transportation Optimization: Concepts, Frameworks, Advantages and Challenges
    4. Market-Oriented Approaches to Electromobility in Urban Areas
    5. Life Cycle Analysis of Electromobility, Emissions and Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
    6. Case Studies of Electric Vehicle Deployment in Cities Around the World


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About the Author

Evanthia A. Nanaki

Evanthia A. Nanaki is an Affiliate Researcher at the Dept. 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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