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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research

For a Special Issue on
Electrified and Shared Mobility: Technologies, Systems and Policies

Manuscript deadline
15 September 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Bo Zou, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Chi Xie, Tongji University
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Avinash Unnikrishnan, Portland State University
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Travis Waller, University of New South Wales
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Taesu Cheong, Korea University
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Electrified and Shared Mobility: Technologies, Systems and Policies

Scope: Transportation has been undergoing a rapid and one of the most remarkable transformations in the modern era, in which electrified and shared mobility technologies and systems represent two of the major driving forces. Given the mounting pressure to combat climate change, electric vehicles have significant and direct impacts on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the transportation sector, which accounts for 14% of global GHG emissions. On the other hand, the shared use of transportation modes (ride-hailing, carpooling, e-scooters, etc.) can, if deployed properly, reduce not only GHG emissions but also traffic congestion and social cost. With an increasing converging trend of vehicle electrification and sharing, many questions remain to be answered toward the technology deployment, system operations and planning, behavioral adaptation, and policy making in order to achieve the desired social benefits. This includes, among other things, considering how to leverage, coordinate with, and adapt the existing infrastructure and transportation services such as legacy public transportation services. Overall, the development of electrified and shared mobility solutions and systems must take a comprehensive approach to account for the interests and interactions of a number of stakeholders, such as travelers, shippers, mobility service providers, transportation agencies, and power grids, whose interests, however, are not necessarily aligned.

This special issue welcomes both the submission of selected papers from World Transport Convention (WTC) 2021 to be held during June 15-19, 2021 in Xi’an, China (https://en.wtc-conference.com/) and direct submission of high-quality manuscripts to the journal’s website. For papers from WTC, submissions to the Transportation Planning Cluster are especially encouraged.

Topics: This special issue seeks to deepen our understanding of the challenges, barriers, solutions, and strategies that lie ahead in the road toward greater electrified and shared mobility in all ground transportation modes. Potential paper topics include, but not limited to, the following:

1. Electrified and shared mobility service and infrastructure planning;
2. Operations, management and network effects of electrified and shared mobility services;
3. Integration of electrified and shared mobility with existing transportation services;
4. Interactions between power grids and electrified and shared mobility systems;
5. Electric vehicle operations for intercity and urban freight movements;
6. Electrified and shared mobility pricing and economics;
7. Adoption and ride behaviors with electrified and shared mobility;
8. Policy design and analysis on electrified and shared mobility development.

Guest Editors:
Dr. Chi Xie, Professor, Tongji University
Dr. Bo Zou, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Avinash Unnikrishnan, Associate Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Travis Waller, Chair Professor, University of New South Wales
Dr. Taesu Cheong, Professor, Korea University

Submission Instructions

Important Dates: (Tentative)
Submission portal opens: April 1, 2021
Online submission deadline: September 15, 2021
Author notification of the first-round reviews: October 31, 2021
Revised manuscript due: December 31, 2021
Author notification of the second-round reviews (if needed): January 31, 2022
Final manuscript due: February 28, 2022
Expected online publication: March 31, 2022

When you submit, please indicate in the cover letter that the paper is submitted to Transportation Letters SI: Electrified and Shared Mobility: Technologies, Systems and Policies

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