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Smart Cities and Transportation Electrification

As part of sustainability imperatives and growing concerns about degrading air quality, many cities are accelerating programs to boost the adoption of transportation electrification, in partnership with electric utilities and EV OEMs. While electrification strategies and EV targets have already been formulated at a national level by many countries, many cities across Europe are introducing emission zones, initially aimed at banning older diesel vehicles but ultimately expected to culminate in zero emission zones and EV-only city centers. 

This report provides detailed insight into electrification market trends, regulation, adoption barriers, technologies, and key players. In particular, the issues of putting in place an adequate EV charging infrastructure is discussed in terms of funding, the deployment of fast and wireless charging stations, the integration of micro-grids, capacity requirements of public grids, and V2G load balancing technologies. Electrification adoption forecasts for both EVs and charging stations are also included, both in terms of vehicles and mileage.  

Table of Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Relevance and Benefits of Transportation Electrification in Smart Cities
    • 1.2. Key Trends, Solutions, and Technologies
    • 1.3. e-Mobility Adoption Challenges and Drivers
    • 1.4. Recommendations for City Goverments and Suppliers
  • 2. ELECTRIFICATION TRANSPORTATION CATEGORIES
    • 2.1. Passenger Vehicles
    • 2.2. Electric Two-Wheel Transportation: Bicycles, Scooters, and Motorbikes
    • 2.3. Electric Buses and Shuttles
    • 2.4. Electric Rail: Trains, Trams, and Metros
    • 2.5. Electric Commercial Vehicles and Trucks
    • 2.6. Electric Boats
    • 2.7. Electric Drones and Robots
  • 3. TRANSPORATION ELECTRIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES
    • 3.1. EV Technologies
    • 3.2. Charging Infrastructure
    • 3.3. Energy Grids
    • 3.4. A Blockchain-Enabled Urban Electrification Economy
  • 4. SMART CITIES TRANSPORATION ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGIES
    • 4.1. Emissions Regulations and Zones
    • 4.2. Smart Urban Mobility Fleets: An Electric Future
    • 4.3. Government Incentives
    • 4.4. Government Mandates and Targets
  • 5. TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION CHALLENGES AND ISSUES
    • 5.1. Lack of Vision and Funding for Public Charging Infrastructure
    • 5.2. Energy Grid Upgrade Requirements
    • 5.3. Consumer Attitudes toward Electrification: Range and Charging Anxiety versus Convenience
    • 5.4. EV Battery Technology
  • 6. SMART CITIES ELECTRIFICATION FORECASTS
    • 6.1. EV Forecasts
    • 6.2. Charging Stations Forecasts
    • 6.3. The United States
    • 6.4. China
    • 6.5. Japan
    • 6.6. Global Wired and Wireless Charging Station Installed Base