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Open Access Electric Vehicles and Their Role in the Energy System : Decarbonising transport and electricity in Great Britain

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Electric vehicles (EVs) can help decarbonise both transport and electricity supply. This is both via reduced tailpipe emissions and due to the flexibility in charge and discharge that EV batteries can offer to the electricity system. For example, smart charging of EVs could enable the storage of roughly one fifth of the solar generation of Great Britain for when this energy is needed. However, to do this, the market needs to align vehicle charging behaviour to complement renewable generation and meet system needs.

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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: National Grid ESO Faraday House, Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill, Warwick, CV34 6DA UK

Publication date: July 1, 2020

This article was made available online on January 15, 2020 as a Fast Track article with title: "Electric Vehicles and Their Role in the Energy System".

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