Call for Papers for Special Issue on New Insights into the Impact of Transport on the Environment in the Energy Sector in SAE International Sustainable Transportation, Environment, Energy, & Policy

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Starts: 09-07-2022


Special Issue on New Insights into the Impact of Transport on the Environment in the Energy Sector

Energy supply and use is of fundamental importance to society. Transportation comes at a high cost for society in terms of environmental pressure. The environmental effects of transport is significant because transport is a major user of energy, and burns most of the world's petroleum. The oil dependency of the sector is huge, which could cause major problems considering the depletion of fossil fuels.

Achieving the goal of carbon neutrality is a significant challenge and transportation is a large source of carbon emissions, particularly in metropolitan areas. The seamless integration of renewable energy and electric transport is becoming a priority for the energy and transportation sectors.

For this special issue we seek high-quality studies on new pathways for more sustainable transportation that can be captured by connected and automated infrastructure systems. We welcome original research and reviews on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Impact of transport on the environmental sphere in the energy sector;
  • The impact of modal shift on the energy intensity of transport;
  • Impact of Intelligent Connected Vehicles on the environmental sphere in the energy sector;
  • Artificial intelligence as a tool to mitigate a negative transport impact on consumption of energy;
  • Energy efficiency in transport sector;
  • Technical developments in vehicles;
  • Electrical and hybrid drive systems;
  • New developments in batteries;
  • Financial and investment policies for sustainable energy;      
  • Intelligent Control for electric vehicles 

**Should be an industry or public sector professional, or academic with an interest in one or more of fields listed on the site.

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Professor (Dr) Ronghui Zhang (Lead Guest Editor)
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Professor (Dr) Mohan Lal Kolhe (Co-Guest Editor)
University of Agder, Norway

Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: November 30, 2022

Final decisions on manuscripts will tentatively be made by the end of 2022. Publication of papers will be in accordance with the journal’s regular publication schedule. Please submit your full, review-ready article at and include a submission note in Editorial Manager to indicate that it is for this special issue.

If interested Sign Up Today!

Volunteers Needed:

25 (25 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary


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