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The Potential Impacts Of Electric Vehicles On Air Quality In Large Urban Areas. Milan Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR930471

Volume

1

Pages

12

Published

1993

Size

1,000 kb

Author(s)

M. Giugliano, S. Cernuschi & A. Cemin

Abstract

The potential impacts of electric vehicles on air quality in large urban areas. Milan case study M. Giugliano, S. Cernuschi, A. Cemin D.I.I.A.R. - Environmental Section, Politecnico di Milano, via Fratelli Gorlini, 1 20151, Milano, Italy ABSTRACT The methodological approach for the evaluation of the contribution of electric vehicles to the reduction in traffic related atmospheric emissions and of the resulting expected effects on air quality is illustrated. The methodology is applied to a most probable introduction scenario of electric vehicles over the next 20 years derived for Milan urban area, which provides for a maximum 10% penetration of the circulating fleet at full regime. Results are reported for the estimated reduction in the emissions of the main traffic related pollutants and for the expected effects on the concentrations of CO and NO% in a reference dispersion situation typical of the area of concern. INTRODUCTION In the metropolitan area of Milan,

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