TRANS2HOUSE: Transition pathways to efficient (electrified) transport for households

Project Details

Description

The main objective is to investigate how to develop driving forces and shift the social, cultural, technological, economic and political barriers to household energy consumption reduction. The focus is on personal transport, as a part of the household. Public transportation, electric scooters and bicycles will not be assessed in this project, but can be an interesting subject to extend this project in a later stadium.
This study aims also to assess the transition towards EV and PHEV for Belgium and its regions, while having a critical eye on their impact on the sustainability goals as defined in the EU 20-20-20 objective. It considers also the budgetary impact on households, the impact on employment and related economic issues like the competitiveness of Belgium.
Due to the higher energy efficiency, a reduction in fuel consumption is expected when introducing electrified transport. This will result in a decrease in fuel expense for households. Whether the fuel saving leads to less CO2 emission strongly depends on the way the extra electricity need will be produced. The electrified vehicles can extend the green energy production by being flexible consumers if their charge moments are controlled. Other emissions as NOX and small particles are in all cases diminishing and in addition no pollutants are emitted where the vehicles are driving. These considerations have to be fully explored in this project and transformed to the Belgian situation.
Short title or EU acronymTRANS2HOUSE
AcronymDWTC255
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date15/12/0931/01/12

Keywords

  • Electric Installations
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Numerical Electromagnetic Simulations
  • Lighting
  • Computational Electrochemistry
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electrochemistry
  • Traction Batteries And Battery Chargers
  • Cathodic Protection

Flemish discipline codes

  • Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Chemical sciences