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A sustainable transport solution for a Slovenian town.

  Authorities in Slovenia and other EU member states are confronted with problems of city transportation.
Fossil-fuel-based transport poses two chief problems—local and global pollution, and dwindling supplies
and ever-increasing costs. An elegant solution is to gradually replace the present automobile fleet with
electric vehicles (EVs). This article explores the economics and practical viability of the provision of solar
electricity for the charging of EVs by installation of economical available Photovoltaic modules. A steep
decline in the module, inverter and installation costs is reported herein. Present estimates indicate that for
the prevailing solar climate of Celje—a medium-sized Slovenian town—the cost would be only 2 euros
and 11 cents per kWh of generated solar electricity.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Oxford University Press

  • DOI:

    10.1093/ijlct/ctu007

  • ISSN:

    1748-1317

  • Library of Congress:

    HE Transportation and Communications

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    388 Transportation; ground transportation

Citation

Knez, M., Celik, A. N. & Muneer, T. (2013). A sustainable transport solution for a Slovenian town. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies. doi:10.1093/ijlct/ctu007. ISSN 1748-1317

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Keywords

electric vehicles; energy sustainability; Slovenia; solar photovoltaic; sustainable transport; urban transportation

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