A study of the 10% electric vehicles target of the single electricity market

Aoife Foley, Brian O Gallachoir

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In late 2008, the Government of the Republic of Ireland set a specific target that 10% of all vehicles in its transport fleet be powered by electricity by 2020 in order to meet European Union renewable energy targets and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. International there are similar targets. This is a considerable challenge as in 2009, transport accounted for 29% of non-emissions trading scheme greenhouse gas emissions, 32% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, 21% of total greenhouse gas emissions and approximately 50% of energy-related non-emission trading scheme greenhouse gas emissions. In this paper the impacts of 10% electric vehicle charging on the single wholesale electricity market for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is examined. The energy consumed and the total carbon dioxide emissions generated under different charging scenarios is quantified and the results of the charging scenarios are compared to identify the best implementation strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
EventIrish Transport Research Network (ITRN2011) - University College Cork, Cork , Ireland
Duration: 30 Aug 2011 → …


ConferenceIrish Transport Research Network (ITRN2011)
Period30/08/2011 → …


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