Analysis of the Use of Electric Vehicles by Electric Utility Companies Fleet in Brazil (Analysis of the Use of Electric Vehicles by Electric Utility Companies Fleet in Brazil)

Luiz Artur Pecorelli Peres (, José Francisco Moreira Pessanha (, Fernanda de Menezes Ferreira Particelli (, Ana Carolina Iglezias Loma Caldas (, João Vitor Serra (

1Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ
2Light Serviços de Eletricidade S.A.
3Consultor independente

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Dec. 2011
Volume: 9,   Issue: 7 
ISSN: 1548-0992

The urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions along with growing energy security concerns has driven the search for alternatives to the internal combustion engine vehicle. One of the most promising solutions being considered is the electric vehicle. The commercialisation of electric vehicles is expected to instigate an array of new business opportunities for electrical utilities, particularly with the advent of the smart grid. This article presents the findings from a study on the potential for electric vehicle deployment into a commercial fleet; focusing particularly on fleet range requirements, economic feasibility and environmental impacts.

Index Terms:
electric vehicle, greenhouse gas emissions, vehicular fleet, energetics efficiency   

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