Publication Details

Title : Nuclear-Supported Electrification of the Transportation Sector
Publication Date : January 01, 2021
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Authors : X. Liu, A. Bafana, P. Sun, A. Elgowainy
Abstract : Electrification of the transportation sector is of increasing interest due to its zero tailpipe emissions. The leading electrification technologies are plug-in battery electric vehicles (BEV) that uses grid electricity directly, and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) that uses hydrogen, which can be produced from various energy and feedstock sources. Nuclear electricity can play an important role in the electrification and decarbonization of various transportation applications. This chapter assesses the environmental impacts of adopting BEVs and FCEVs using nuclear power and other energy sources and compares with the emissions from conventional gasoline internal combustion engine vehicles on a well-to-wheels basis.