Accelerating Roll-out of Electric Vehicles in the GTA

In Canada, the transport sector contributes to almost a quarter of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are already having a dramatic effect on planetary climate systems. In the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) the share of transport sector emissions increases to over half of all GHG emissions. To help reduce greenhouse emissions from this sector, a number of new technologies (e.g. battery electric vehicles (EV) and buses, natural gas fueled buses) and community services (e.g. ridesharing) are proposed and being tested. Each of these alternatives has social, economic, technical, and environmental impacts, as well as business opportunities. The objective of this project is to investigate specific economic and technical challenges with EV and ride sharing options in three representative GTA communities.

Intern: 
Roozbeh Jalali
Faculty Supervisor: 
Khalil El-Khatib
Project Year: 
2016
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Ontario
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