3-5 May 2021
Europe/Vienna timezone

E - Mobility: A socio-technical system on the way to sustainability?

E.1 Electric mobility and vehicle-to-grid in transition(s)

Sovacool, Benjamin (Sussex University, UK),  Kester, Johannes (University of Oxford, UK), De Reubens, Gerardo Zarazua (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Electric mobility refers to the electrification of different transport modes including passenger vehicles, scooters, marine vessels and even aviation. Vehicle-to-grid, often shortened to V2G,  was first introduced as a concept near the turn of the 21st century to capitalize on the assumption that electric vehicles (EVs) would widely diffuse in society and thus, there would be a large amount of electric power capacity could provide valuable storage services to the electricity grids. Since its introduction, many have elaborated on the potential benefits of V2G, detailing the large amounts of power capacity, various electricity grid services and economic revenues potentially available to EV owners

This session aims to explore the current status and prospect of electric mobility and vehicle-to grid. It seeks to describe the sociotechnical barriers that may impede its fruitful deployment. It seeks to understand policies on how to optimally implement vehicle-to-grid and capture its benefits to society while attempting to avoid the impediments. It thus seeks contributions from those studying vehicle-to-grid, mobility, transitions, sociotechnical systems, and electric power systems.

KEYWORDS:  electric vehicles, electric mobility, sociotechnical transitions, vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-grid-integration