1st Edition

Technical Challenges of the Battery Electric Vehicle Transition Emissions, Energy, and Policy Implications

By Bradley Eyes Copyright 2025
    134 Pages 7 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This practical guide identifies the technical challenges of transitioning to battery electric vehicles in Australia, reviews the impacts of life cycle emissions on passenger transport systems, and presents government, institutional and personal requirements for reducing passenger vehicle mode share. 

    Accommodating renewable energy sources to achieve emission reductions following a 1.5°C pathway laid out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will require significant reductions in transport energy demand. This book guides the reader through multiple necessary approaches including demand reduction, significant holistic efficiency increases, and technology adoption that progresses beyond physical transport options. The scope is for the medium-long-term, addressing the complex challenges of battery electric vehicle sales regulation and disposal to 2050. Successful examples and policies from around the world are reviewed to showcase necessary societal changes to support a transition to sustainable transport in cities. The book provides readers with a fundamental technical understanding of passenger transport energy demand and necessary emissions reductions solutions. Applying this knowledge is fundamental in decision making for sustainable transport solutions.

    This accessible and practical shortform book provides information necessary for policy makers, transport industry professionals, and interested sustainability researchers. Although the discussion and focus is on Australian cities, the cases described, policies analyzed, and recommendations made are applicable for any developed city worldwide.

    1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. Background 4. Battery Electric Vehicle Energy Challenges 5. Passenger Transport Life Cycle Emissions 6. Strategies and Actions


    Bradley Eyes was a policy advisor for the Queensland Government with a technical focus on electric vehicles and transport decarbonization. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Auckland and master’s in environment and climate emergency with distinction from Curtin University. He also spent 15 years as a vehicle performance and race strategy engineer in top level international motorsport and has more recently worked in the prestigious Americas Cup world sailing event. Bradley is a member of the Sustainability Committee of Motorsport Australia.