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Transportation is the second largest producer of global GHG emissions after the Electricity sector, accounting for roughly 25 percent of the global total. More alarmingly, it is the fastest growing consumer of fossil fuels and the fastest growing source of GHG emissions, particularly in urban areas. With rapid urbanization in developing countries, energy consumption, air and noise pollution and GHG emissions by urban transportation are increasing rapidly.
One of the most effective ways to mitigate air and noise polluction and GHG emissions by urban transport is the adoption of e-mobility and promotion of electric vehicles over ICE vehicles.  But, the widespread uptake of electric vehicles will not only increase the demand for electricity but their mobile nature could promote uncertainty in estimating when and where these periods of demand might occur.
If vehicles are able to communicate with the smart grid, loads could be balanced by telling the car the ideal times to charge or discharge their batteries (time of use, TOU). Cars with extra power could also be used to supply electricity to other cars or parts of the grid that need it. This option has the potential to allow electric vehicles to act as buffers, especially where renewable energy sources are concerned.  By storing any excess power and putting it back into the grid (vehicle-to-grid, V2G connection) during periods of peak demand, EVs can help stabilize the intermittent nature of these resources.

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