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Clean mobility and vehicle fleet electrification could reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, which brings potential human health co-beneﬁts. I focus on the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs, e.g., battery electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles) and development of charging infrastructures in China. Previous studies proved EVs with energy decarbonization were beneficial for emission reduction and air quality improvement. However, limited research has investigated the impacts of improving charging infrastructures for EVs adoption on mitigating emissions. In this research, I aim to simulate the potential co-benefits of improving charging infrastructures for EVs in Pearl River Delta by 2030, through a comprehensive dynamic fleet-based life cycle model integrated with inter-regional electricity transmission to answer the questions: 1) Can enhancing charging infrastructures for EVs reduce emissions? 2) To what extent would different scenarios help in terms of air quality and health? On this basis, it is hoped that the research could propose an alternative method to evaluate the potential co-benefits of emission, air quality, and public health from developing charging infrastructures and provide insights for future carbon mitigation policy and planning in the transport sector.
About the Speaker
Dawei WANG is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geography from Sun Yat-Sen University and Beijing Normal University, respectively. His research interests include sustainability, geographic information system, remote sensing and data science.
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