Plug-in vehicles are promoted for a number of beneficial reasons that encompass environmental, economic, social and political motivations. This paper is the first in a quartet of investigative arguments that considers sustainability and the role of the plug-in vehicle in the context of the question: are they worthy of being called a sustainable energy technology? This first paper reviews one of the motivational drivers behind changing fossil fuel use (People security) and the implementation of plug-in-vehicles and employs sociology, and psychology to demonstrate the worthiness of plug-in vehicles to be a sustainable energy technology. This is not a well-to-wheels analysis.
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2010|
|Event||2010 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, ICSET 2010 - Kandy, Sri Lanka|
Duration: 6 Dec 2010 → 10 Dec 2010
|Conference||2010 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, ICSET 2010|
|Period||6/12/10 → 10/12/10|
Parry, E., Redfern, M., & Martin, C. (2010). Sustainability, road transport and the electricity supply system: The role of the plug-in vehicle. Paper presented at 2010 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, ICSET 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSET.2010.5684949