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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Planning: A Distribution Side Perspective

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Planning: A Distribution Side Perspective
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Author(s): Tushar Kumar (MANIT Bhopal, India) and Tripta Thakur (MANIT Bhopal, India)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 10
Source title: Novel Advancements in Electrical Power Planning and Performance
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Smita Shandilya (Sagar Institute of Research, Technology and Science, India), Shishir Kumar Shandilya (Vellore Institute of Technology, India), Tripta Thakur (Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India) and Atulya K. Nagar (Liverpool Hope University, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8551-0.ch005

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Abstract

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles would bring a paradigm shift in the way distribution infrastructure is planned and electricity markets operate. Electric vehicle adoption could help in meeting the worldwide targets for greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the health benefits for the public would be immense as the source of emissions would be far away from the massively populated areas. For electricity markets, electric vehicles can serve as a distributed plug in facility of energy storage at low cost requiring minimal capital investment from grid utilities. However, widespread electric vehicle adoption faces a number of hurdles such as limited range in comparison to Internal combustion engines, but from the grid perspective, it faces issues such as limitations of available charging infrastructure to charge large number of electric vehicles and longer charging time currently as compared to refueling fuel driven vehicles. This chapter explores such issues and their remedies in the current literature.

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