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Direct and Indirect Environmental Aspects of an Electric Bus Fleet Under Service

Bogdan Ovidiu Varga (), Florin Mariasiu (), Cristian Daniel Miclea (), Ioan Szabo (), Anamaria Andreea Sirca () and Vlad Nicolae ()
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Bogdan Ovidiu Varga: Automotive Engineering and Transports Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Bdul.Muncii 103-105, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Florin Mariasiu: Automotive Engineering and Transports Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Bdul.Muncii 103-105, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Cristian Daniel Miclea: Automotive Engineering and Transports Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Bdul.Muncii 103-105, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Ioan Szabo: Automotive Engineering and Transports Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Bdul.Muncii 103-105, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Anamaria Andreea Sirca: Automotive Engineering and Transports Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Bdul.Muncii 103-105, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Vlad Nicolae: Automotive Engineering and Transports Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Bdul.Muncii 103-105, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Energies, 2020, vol. 13, issue 2, 1-12

Abstract: The reduction of pollutant emissions in the field of transportation can be achieved by developing and implementing electric propulsion technologies across a wider range of transportation types. This solution is seen as the only one that can offer, in areas of urban agglomeration, a reduction of the emissions caused by the urban transport to zero, as well as an increase in the degree of the health of the citizens. This paper presents an analysis of the direct and indirect environmental aspects of a fleet of real electric buses under service in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The solution of using 41 electric buses to replace Euro-3 diesel buses (with high pollution levels) in the city’s transport system eliminates a local amount of 668.45 tons of CO 2 and 6.41 tons of NO x —pollutant emissions directly associated with harmful effects on human health—annually.

Keywords: electric bus; emissions; urban transportation; energy mix (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q4 Q40 Q41 Q42 Q43 Q47 Q48 Q49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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