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Mitigating the impact of personal vehicle electrification: a power generation perspective

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The number of electric vehicles on the road in the UK is expected to rise quickly in the coming years, and this is likely to have an impact on the operation of the power grid. This paper first quantifies the consequences of allowing a completely electric fleet to charge freely, then considers whether there is a practical way in which the impacts can be mitigated. We predict that, with an entirely electric fleet, the UK power generation capacity would need to increase by 1/3. We show that it i...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.056

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
Christ Church College
Apostolopoulou, D More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
Christ Church College
ORCID:
0000-0001-5378-1128
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Energy Policy Journal website
Volume:
118
Pages:
474-481
Publication date:
2018-04-24
Acceptance date:
2018-03-25
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-6777
ISSN:
0301-4215
Pubs id:
pubs:845040
URN:
uri:8d0e1178-af95-4410-a9b5-e5fd8bab08b5
UUID:
uuid:8d0e1178-af95-4410-a9b5-e5fd8bab08b5
Local pid:
pubs:845040
Language:
English
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