Electric vehicles application - environmental justification

  • Tatjana Kovačević University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Milena Ninović University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Milica Miličić University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Pavle Pitka University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia
Keywords: Electric vehicles; CO2 emission; Justification of application

Abstract

The transport sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in terms of total carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union. Reducing emissions in transport is more expensive than in other sectors because transport is still heavily reliant on fossil fuels. For years, electric vehicles have played a prominent role in the transport sector in terms of solving the f harmful gas emissions problem. They have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by offering an alternative to conventional vehicles based on internal combustion engines. Although they have zero CO2 emissions in the tailpipe, electric vehicles require the consumption of electricity to produce them as well as to power the battery, which contributes to the creation of CO2 emissions. The paper compares the use of a delivery vehicle with an internal combustion engine and an electric vehicle in the field of road transportation of the postal sector from the aspect of environmental sustainability. The electric vehicle use showed a lower generation of CO2 by 114.2 g/km, taking into account the average emission of carbon dioxide for electric vehicles according to the data of the European Union.

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Published
2024-03-03
How to Cite
Kovačević, T., Ninović, M., Miličić, M., & Pitka, P. (2024). Electric vehicles application - environmental justification. Journal of Road and Traffic Engineering, 70(1), 31-34. https://doi.org/10.31075/PIS.70.01.06

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