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Daytona Beach

Student Status



Study Abroad

Advisor Name

Dr. Kelly Whealan George

Second Advisor Name

Wesley Lewis


Automobile technology has been around for over a century and has allowed civilization the ability to become extremely mobile. Unfortunately, the technological advancement comes at an extreme cost with the emissions of various waste products such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Thus, many countries are looking to transition their carbon-based transportation system to a carbon neutral with the use of electricity. Iceland is a country that depends on renewable resources such as geothermal and hydroelectric power and recently there have been implementing electric vehicles in some towns. The usage of hydroelectric and geothermal power makes it durable to implement the usage of electric vehicles. This paper will explore the advantages and disadvantages of implementing electric vehicles (EV) in Iceland and the gain the perceptions of the average commuter.

The researcher used the methodology of ethnography where a lot of average Icelanders were interviewed to get their view on EV’s and other experts from the University of Iceland. Some of the findings were the following: Icelanders have recently started implementing the usage of EV, Icelanders are finding it useful to use it in shorter commutes due to the fact that charging stations are less and they need to be charged frequently to travel longer distances. Mostly they are being implemented in cities like Akuyeri and Reykjavic. The researcher hasn’t seen much of Electric Vehicles around the town due to the fact that it’s been recently implemented. It can be concluded that it is feasible to implement EV in Iceland and people will find it useful provided that they are ways to resolve the disadvantages in the features of EV.

Document Type

Undergraduate Research