The project aims at increasing the public confidence in the safety regarding electromagnetic
fields (EMF) in the fully electric vehicles (FEV).
Public expectations to move towards the electrification of road transport are driven by a multitude
of factors and concerns including: climate change, primary energy dependence and public health
as well as cost and scarcity of raw materials. Road transport remains the main source of many
local noxious emissions including benzene, 1,3-butadiene, carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen
oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). Within urban areas, the noxious emissions due to road
transport are particularly high. There is a growing body of evidence linking vehicle pollutants to
severe health effects such as respiratory and cardio-pulmonary diseases and lung cancer. In
general according to the World Health Organization the emissions from car exhausts are
responsible for more deaths than road accidents.
On the other hand, there is widespread public concern regarding the possible adverse effects of
electromagnetic fields (EMF). Thus, there is a need to avoid the spread of panic or unjustified
fears that would delay the enormous and crucial economic and environmental benefits that the
FEV can provide when deployed on a large scale.
Field of science
- /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
- /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
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Funding SchemeCP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project