Small Island Developing States and their suitability for electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid services

Destine Gay, Tom Rogers, Rebekah Shirley

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Small Island Developing States (SIDS), while at the forefront of international climate action, face a number of development challenges linked to their historic, geographic and socio-economic characteristics. Small populations and limited energy demand cap the penetration of renewable energy technologies. Electric vehicles offer solutions for electricity storage, grid services, reduced fuel imports, and reduced pollution with associated health benefits. This paper provides a comprehensive review of literature on island applications of electric vehicles, making the case for SIDS as an area of opportunity for further exploration, and presenting the southern Caribbean island of Barbados as a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalUtilities Policy
Early online date19 Sept 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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  • Islands
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Vehicle-to-grid services


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