Electric Vehicle (EV) Transition in Thailand: Is it Beneficial?
Paper in proceedings, 2018

The adoption of electric vehicles (EV) is effectively a problem of socio-technical transitions and comes with its complexities. The Thai Energy Efficiency Development Plan includes the adoption of EV as a voluntary measure to increase the energy effectiveness of its transport sector and to mitigate GHG emissions. But, there are other important social, technological, economic and policy factors which need to be thoroughly investigated before the EV transition is attempted in Thailand, since the environmental cost may outweigh the benefits of the EV transition. The methodology used is based on systems thinking and called Causal Loop Diagrams (CLD). In CLD, the factors underpinning the benefits accruing from the EV transition in Thailand are characterized as causal relationships and feedback loops. Preliminary CLD investigation into the factors for EVs show the technological factor EV efficiency levels and their cost (economic factor) are important in determining the GHG reduction benefit, along with the grid emission factor.

EV transition

GHG emissions

Thailand

Energy efficiency

Causal Loop Diagram

Author

Sujeetha Selvakkumaran

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology, Energy Technology 2

Erik Ahlgren

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Pornphimol Winyuchakrit

Thammasat University

Bundit Limmeechokchai

Thammasat University

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND UTILITY EXHIBITION ON GREEN ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICUE 2018)

2018 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Green Energy for Sustainable Development (ICUE)
Phuket, Thailand,

Subject Categories

Other Environmental Engineering

Environmental Management

Energy Systems

DOI

10.23919/ICUE-GESD.2018.8635670

ISBN

9789748257990

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8/20/2019