Current State of the Transition to Electrical Vehicles

  • Milan TodorovicEmail author
  • Milan Simic
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 98)


In this research report we present the current state of the transition from traditional, internal combustion engines vehicles, to electrical vehicles. The main characteristic of this transition is that new generation cars are matching the cost and performance of traditional petrol cars. Transition to electric vehicles is driven by the environmental sustainability, in the first place, economy, government policies, inherent automotive industry dynamics and consumer preferences. Transition is presented from global perspective in addition to specificities in Australian context. The conclusion is that such transition is a major disruption affecting the whole economy. It is characterized by the convergence of mobility and energy what can bring significant benefits to the entire society.


Electrical vehicles Automotive industry Transition Environment Policy 



This research is supported by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Project Reference Number: 30484451).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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