Trends in electric vehicles research
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2023

Electrification of vehicles has been recognised as a key part of meeting global climate change targets and a key aspect of sustainable transport. Here, an integrative and bird's-eye view of scholarly research on Electric Vehicles (EV) is provided with a focus on an objective and quantitative determination of research trends. The analyses suggest that areas of EV research linked to (i) charging infrastructure, (ii) EV adoption, (iii) thermal management systems and (iv) routing problem have been the distinct trending topics in recent years. While hybrid EV proves to have been a dominant keyword, its frequency of use has either flattened out in recent years or is notably on the decline across major subfields of EV research. The findings provide objective indications about the directions to which EV research is currently headed. A secondary outcome is the determination of references that have been most instrumental in developing each major stream of EV research.

Temporal research trends

Vehicle electrification

Electric vehicles

Climate change

Carbon emission


Milad Haghani

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Frances Sprei

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Fysisk resursteori

Khashayar Kazemzadeh

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Fysisk resursteori

Zahra Shahhoseini

Transport for NSW

Jamshid Aghaei

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity)

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

1361-9209 (ISSN)

Vol. 123 103881






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