The economic competitiveness and emissions of battery electric vehicles in China

The economic competitiveness and emissions of battery electric vehicles in China Applied Energy 156 (2015) 666–675 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy The economic competitiveness and emissions of battery electric vehicles in China Xin Zhao , Otto C. Doering, Wallace E. Tyner Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA highlights graphical a bstract We evaluate the life-cycle cost and emissions of BEVs in China. BEVs are not economically competitive compared with ICEVs in the Chinese market. The value of emission reductions is small compared with the subsidy on BEVs. The CO emission reduction from BEVs is relatively constant over the time. BEVs likely will not be economically competitive in China before 2031. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: Electric vehicles (EVs) have high energy efficiency and low pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emis- Received 2 March 2015 sions compared with conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs). This study examines Received in revised form 2 July 2015 the economic competitiveness of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the Chinese market. BEVs are com- Accepted 18 July 2015 pared with ICEVs using benefit-cost analyses from the perspectives of consumers, society and GHG emis- Available online 1 August 2015 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Energy Elsevier

The economic competitiveness and emissions of battery electric vehicles in China

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
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0306-2619
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10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.07.063
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Applied Energy 156 (2015) 666–675 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy The economic competitiveness and emissions of battery electric vehicles in China Xin Zhao , Otto C. Doering, Wallace E. Tyner Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA highlights graphical a bstract We evaluate the life-cycle cost and emissions of BEVs in China. BEVs are not economically competitive compared with ICEVs in the Chinese market. The value of emission reductions is small compared with the subsidy on BEVs. The CO emission reduction from BEVs is relatively constant over the time. BEVs likely will not be economically competitive in China before 2031. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: Electric vehicles (EVs) have high energy efficiency and low pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emis- Received 2 March 2015 sions compared with conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs). This study examines Received in revised form 2 July 2015 the economic competitiveness of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the Chinese market. BEVs are com- Accepted 18 July 2015 pared with ICEVs using benefit-cost analyses from the perspectives of consumers, society and GHG emis- Available online 1 August 2015

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Applied EnergyElsevier

Published: Oct 15, 2015

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