Health impact of electric vehicles considering environmental leakage. The case study on Japan, China, Uk and Poland

Kamila Romejko, Masaru Nakano

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Abstract

In recent years the topic of air pollution is gaining more attention due to the health effects its has on human lives. At the same time, we can observe popularization of Electric Vehicles (EVs), due to their environmental and economic benefits. However, a few studies suggest that EVs might be not environmental friendly in the long term. Hence, there is a need to investigate the emissions produced by EVs and the monetary cost of them on the health. This paper aims to quantify the cost of health diseases by employing life cycle assessment of EVs in Japan, China, Poland and the United Kingdom. The results of the study imply that the total cost of health issues is lower when import of EVs is from the nearby countries, which generate electricity from clean energy resources or when it is produced in a low emission country locally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThe Path to Intelligent, Collaborative and Sustainable Manufacturing - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2017, Proceedings
EditorsHermann Lodding, Gregor von Cieminski, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Ralph Riedel, Dimitris Kiritsis
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages390-398
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319669250
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2017 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 2017 Sep 32017 Sep 7

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume514
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2017
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period17/9/317/9/7

Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Electric vehicles
  • Emissions
  • Health issues
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Romejko, K., & Nakano, M. (2017). Health impact of electric vehicles considering environmental leakage. The case study on Japan, China, Uk and Poland. In H. Lodding, G. von Cieminski, K-D. Thoben, R. Riedel, & D. Kiritsis (Eds.), Advances in Production Management Systems: The Path to Intelligent, Collaborative and Sustainable Manufacturing - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2017, Proceedings (pp. 390-398). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 514). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66926-7_45