MADA Talks: Electric Mobility in Canada

MADA Talks: Electric Mobility in Canada

  • 17 July 2018, 2–3.30pm
  • Monash Art Design & Architecture
    Building G, Room G1.04
    900 Dandenong Rd
    Caulfield East VIC 3145

  • Free, all welcome
Image: Kingsley Morgenson, Monash Mobility Design Lab (MDL)

Join us for a free public lecture on personal mobility choices and public transit systems by Dr Moataz Mohamed, Assistant Professor of Smart Systems & Transportation at McMaster University (Canada).

Electric mobility is considered as the silver bullet solution to mitigate, and ultimately eliminate, transportation-related Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

This talk highlights key findings from a five-year research project conducted across Canada to identify the social costs and benefits of electric mobility. The presentation outlines the uptake of electric vehicles based on survey data from 20,000 consumers. Discussion will be directed towards consumer choice preferences, willingness to pay, the influence of behavioural orientation, and the geographical distribution of potential electric vehicle adopters in Canada. The presentation will also summarise the political and operational barriers on the adoption of electric bus transit systems in Canadian Cities.

Dr Mohamed is an Assistant Professor of Smart Systems & Transportation at McMaster University in Canada. He has a PhD from the University of Ulster, UK; an MSc from the University of Rome, Italy; and a bachelor degree from Assiut University Egypt. His research focuses on the systemic evaluation of transportation networks to achieve sustainable and resilient transportation systems through the utilization of disruptive technologies. He has published extensively on urban transit networks featuring electric and autonomous technologies. Currently, he is leading research project on the electrification of bus transit network, the adoption of electric & autonomous vehicles, the dynamic robustness of urban transit networks, and the systemic impacts of disruptive transportation on energy and infrastructure systems. He is the recipient of Smeed Prize for the best paper at the 44th UTSG Conference, Best Paper Award at the 3rd ITRN Conference, and Best Paper Award by a young researcher at the 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR).

Presented by the Master of Urban Planning and Design program at Monash University.

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