Can We See Electric Vehicles as A Solution towards Sustainability?

  • Divya Sharma Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Bharati College, Delhi University, New Delhi
  • Kalpana Kataria Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Bharati College, Delhi University, New Delhi
  • Harikishni Nain
Keywords: Electric Vehicle | Internal Combustion Engine | Battery | Lithium | Environment | Pollution


Purpose: To evaluate the effect of electric vehicles on environment throughout their life cycle, considering influences for instance raw material, battery production, electricity generation sources and end-of-life disposal, To detect the challenges associated with electric vehicles such as such as environmental implications of lithium-ion battery production and To compare the environmental influence due to electric vehicles with that of typical internal combustion engine vehicle, considering factors like air pollutants and energy efficiency. The efficacy of electric automobiles on the environment is examined in this research. Concern and interest in the subject are developing because of the rapidly rising daily pollution levels. Any technology whose operation is entirely dependent on energy can be beneficial to the environment in the current context, when the production of power itself is a polluting entity. Furthermore, are we functionally, legally, and infrastructure ready to meet the difficulties brought on by the usage of new technology? Furthermore, the weight of EVs is a practical problem that affects things like consumption of energy and road infrastructure. This research examined the influence of these concerns on environmental sustainability while elucidating them.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This paper synthesizes references from various research studies indicating that electric vehicles are not a sustainable solution for achieving environment protection goals. Many literature were identified and gathered relevant research studies. Analyzed the findings from the collected research studies to identify common themes, contradictions and limitations regarding the electric vehicles and its relationship with environment sustainability.

Findings: Shifting from internal combustion vehicles to electric vehicles is unlikely to improve air quality and can provide a sustainable explanation to the problem of air pollution. But with strategic changes, electric vehicles may offer promising avenues for reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change. It is also crucial to acknowledge and address the environmental challenges allied with its production, use, and disposal. Mitigating these challenges requires a multidimensional approach, involving advancements in technology, sustainable resource management, and thoughtful policy measures. Striking a balance between the environmental benefits and challenges of electric vehicles is critical to ensure a genuinely sustainable future for the transportation sector.

Originality/Value: The present study contributes in creating awareness regarding the usage of electric vehicles and its adoption benefits for the environment. This research would help the policymakers to introduce some significant changes in strategies so that electric vehicles could be more convincing and affordable along with environmental sustainability. Therefore, the current study proposed to make a balance between the environmental benefits and sustainability and usage of electric vehicles.

Paper Type: View Point.

How to Cite
Sharma, D., Kataria, K., & Nain, H. (2024). Can We See Electric Vehicles as A Solution towards Sustainability?. Global Journal of Enterprise Information System, 16(1), 42-47. Retrieved from
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