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Author Bailie, Alison

Title Clean air benefits from electric vehicles : potential impacts of additional electric vehicles in City of Campbell River, the Peace River Region and City of Richmond / prepared for Clean Air Research BC ; prepared by Alison Bailie
Published Drayton Valley, Alta. : Pembina Institute, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (iv, 31 pages)
Series desLibris. Documents collection
Contents Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Project context and rationale -- 1.2 Air emissions from passenger cars and light trucks -- 1.3 What are EVs? -- 2. Research approach -- 2.1 Choice of communities -- 2.2 Stock turnover model -- 2.3 Scenarios -- 2.4 Calibration -- 2.5 Growth rates -- 3. Results -- 3.1 Reference case -- 3.2 Campbell River -- 3.3 Peace Region -- 3.4 Richmond -- 3.5 Overall comments -- 4. Next steps and recommendations
Summary The overall goal of this project is to conduct research on air quality benefits of electric vehicles as a means to help manage air quality in B.C. communities. This research has the objective to: Estimate air quality impacts for three B.C. communities from adoption of electric vehicles. The air quality impacts estimated are community-wide annual emissions of 1. Greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide 2. Local air pollutants - carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, sulphur oxides and particulate matter. Personal vehicles running on gasoline or diesel emit pollutants with significant health impacts, and also make large contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles in British Columbia provide significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants, due to the province's clean electricity. This research comprises three communities: Campbell River, Richmond, and the Peace River Regional District. Two scenarios were developed for each community: a reference case, with minimal EV uptake in the community, and an EV scenario. The EV scenario assumed that 1.4% and 24% of passenger vehicle stock in 2020 and 2035 respectively would be EVs, based on the assumptions from BC Hydro's 2012 Draft Integrated Resource Plan
Notes "March 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Electric vehicles -- British Columbia -- Fuel consumption
Air pollution.
Artificial objects.
Battery electric vehicle.
Carbon monoxide.
Electric vehicle.
Electric vehicles -- Fuel consumption.
Emission standard.
Exhaust gas.
Fuel efficiency.
Greenhouse gas.
Campbell River (B.C.) -- Environmental conditions
Peace River Regional District (B.C.) -- Environmental conditions
Richmond (B.C.) -- Environmental conditions
British Columbia -- Campbell River.
British Columbia -- Peace River Regional District.
British Columbia -- Richmond.
British Columbia.
Form Electronic book
Author Clean Air Research BC
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development