Journal of Advanced Transportation

Advanced Transportation Models and Systems under Carbon Neutrality

Publishing date
01 Jan 2023
Submission deadline
09 Sep 2022

Lead Editor

1Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

2Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

3Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

4University of Essex, Essex, UK

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Advanced Transportation Models and Systems under Carbon Neutrality

This issue is now closed for submissions.


The impact of global warming on climate change is no longer a mere theory. Recently, many countries and regions around the world have suffered considerable losses due to extreme climate. Such disasters are gradually increasing people’s awareness of the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For example, the Paris Climate Agreement has set a target of zero-carbon solutions being competitive in sectors representing over 70% of global emissions by 2030. The European Union is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and has announced an ambitious plan to reduce its carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. In particular, the world’s leading carbon emitter, China, has pledged to reach its peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. The country is also striving to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. From now on, achieving carbon neutrality is the unanimous direction of global efforts. To achieve the goal of carbon neutrality as soon as possible, governments have taken actions and enacted strict laws and policies (e.g., carbon tax policies) to encourage or force their domestic and foreign companies to reduce carbon emissions.

The transportation sector is a substantial contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, accounting for approximately 20% of all carbon emissions globally. Reducing carbon emissions during transportation is crucial to achieving carbon neutrality. Due to the clean energy transition, especially the improvement of vehicle battery technology, electric vehicles (EVs) are widely favored by many countries/regions, creating optimistic prospects for low-carbon transportation. Thus far, the automotive industry has been still dominated by fuel vehicles (FVs). The prospects of EVs are bright, especially since many countries/regions have recently emphasized the ‘carbon neutral’ strategy, the development potential of EVs continues to grow, and many FV transport providers are also striving to reduce carbon emissions through technological investment. However, there are still many challenges for advanced transportation models and systems under carbon neutrality, such as competition equilibria between EV and FV industries/companies, adjustment of transportation management mechanisms, balance and compensation policies, modeling and optimization of complex environments, and the nexus between individual behaviors, firm-level actions, and system changes.

This Special Issue aims to bring together researchers from industry and academia to discuss the impact of carbon neutrality on advanced transportation models and systems. We welcome both original research and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Modeling of advanced transportation management
  • Mechanism design for green transportation
  • Optimization of complex environments
  • Simulation of complex environments
  • Multi-criteria decision making for green transportation
  • Balance and compensation policies
  • The nexus between individual behaviors, firm-level actions, and system changes
  • Framework design for green transportation
  • Smart systems of green transportation
  • Data-driven or empirical methods for green transportation
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