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Alfred University Electrical Engineering Professor Xingwu Wang to present paper on electric vehicles at World Conference and Expo on Green Energy

Alfred University Professor of Electrical Engineering Xingwu Wang will present a paper, “Impacts of Renewables on Electric Vehicle Demands,” at the third World Conference and Expo on Green Energy, which be held in Berlin in late September.

Wang has been spearheading an effort to develop an electric vehicle as a senior capstone project for Alfred University engineering students. That project was featured in a recent Alfred University Enews article:


An abstract of Wang’s paper follows:

“Electric vehicle demands have increased rapidly since 2010, and depend on renewables. Using panel data from fourteen countries between 2010 and 2015, we study impacts of seven factors in a multiple linear regression model. The factors include percentage of renewable energies in electricity generation, number of charging stations, education level, population density, gasoline price, GDP per capita and urbanization. The first four factors have apparent and positive impacts on the demands, and the last two factors don’t. The gasoline price affects the demands for BEVs (battery electric vehicles) more than that for PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles). One percent increase in renewables would lead to approximately 2-6% increase in EV demands. Based on the results, policy implications are discussed.”


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