Sustainable transport: From high carbon to carbon neutral

Onafujabi Toyin (2021) Sustainable transport: From high carbon to carbon neutral. Prosperitas, 8 (1). pp. 87-117. ISSN 2786-4359

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Purpose – This paper seeks to explore the transition and process of migrating from high dependence on internal combustion engine (ICE), to one that is a sustainable carbon neutral fleet. Design/Methodology/Approach – Comparative studies will be completed for commercial vehicles with combustion engines and carbon-neutral alternative vehicles. Findings – This paper provides informed decision for people who may wish to consider alternative sustainable carbon neutral propulsion systems. Practical implications – Historically, modes of transportation rely on the conversion of chemical (stored) energy to motion via the use of internal combustion engine (ICE). However, with more awareness, rise in “Green” consumers, and government policies, businesses are open to exploring sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint contribution to the environment. This study suggests that there will be some level of trade-off discussions needed to make such decisions based on the different requirements, industries, geographical locations, and the environment in which such businesses operate. Some companies will be able to justify the need to be more carbon neutral, though some may not, or off-set the capital outlay required to transition and remain carbon neutral, without some form of external help.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable transport, electric vehicles, commercial vehicles, internal combustion engines, battery electric vehicle, decarbonisation
Depositing User: Eszenyi-Bakos Kinga
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Date Deposited: 2021. Jun. 16. 14:48
Last Modified: 2023. Jan. 30. 10:14

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