Call for Papers for Advances in Sustainable Transportation and Green Low-Carbon Transition: Perspectives on Policy, Economy, and Technology in SAE International Sustainable Transportation, Environment, Energy, & Policy

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Starts: 09-07-2022


Special Issue on Advances in Sustainable Transportation and Green Low-Carbon Transition: Perspectives on Policy, Economy, and Technology

With the global transport sector already emitting around 24 percent of the world’s total energy-related carbon emissions, transportation energy demand is expected to grow by more than 20%. Meanwhile, there is a paradox between this increasing energy demand and the global goals set in COP26—the lower 2°C pathway, personal vehicle energy demand declining by 2025, and energy-related CO2 emissions declining 13% by 2050.

Such a paradox requires a necessary and urgent transition to green, low-carbon sustainable transportation. All lower-emission sources play important roles, but a crucial objective is the massive deployment of electric vehicles. Countries all over the world have launched sustainability policies and strategic transportation plans based on the carbon-zero goal. For example, in the US$2 trillion budget of the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more than US$174 billion was allocated to electric vehicles. It is one of the objectives of this special issue to assess these governmental policies.

This special issue also covers advances in renewable energy and energy-saving technologies, as well as their application and market evaluation. Many emerging developments warrant attention, such as technology of hydrogen power and solar energy, hybrid turbo-electric propulsion systems, fuel cell technology, high-performance fuel cells and their mass production feasibility, TDI turbos (turbocharged & diesel Injection), and more. The guest editors call for research papers on the latest technologies and policy analyses in the sustainable transportation area and seek contributions that explore more ways of contributing to the global low-carbon economy and sustainable development through mass employment of electric vehicles, smart technologies, and supporting national policies.

Special issue topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New energy automotive industry policies
  • Government guidance and the development of new energy vehicles
  • The impact of sustainable transportation policy on environmental pollution
  • The impact of sustainable transportation policy on economic development
  • Technical feasibility and mass production of electric vehicles
  • Advances in battery membrane technology used in high-efficient fuel cells and their mass production
  • Blockchain-based intelligent transportation and vehicle security
  • Application of big data, cloud computing, and AI in new energy vehicles
  • The economic cost of new energy vehicles
  • NEV market analysis, evaluation, and prediction
  • Recovery and regeneration of spent batteries from electric vehicles
  • Energy-saving technology of new energy vehicles

**Should be a 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:

Zhenling Liu (Lead Guest Editor)
Henan University of Technology, China

Ayman Abdel-Khalik
Professor, Alexandria University, Egypt

Chris Gearhart
Director, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Syed Mithun Ali
Professor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: November 30, 2022

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.

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Volunteers Needed:

25 (25 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary


Rachel Wetzel