With the increasing concern for sustainable transportation, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a promising solution for reducing carbon emissions and promoting cleaner air in urban areas. However, the integration of EVs in smart cities poses technical challenges that need to be addressed for successful adoption and implementation. This paper provides a technical scope for integrating EVs in intelligent cities. The technical aspect to consider is the development of an efficient charging infrastructure. This includes the installation of charging stations at strategic locations such as residential areas, public parking lots, and commercial buildings. These charging stations need to be equipped with advanced technology to ensure fast and reliable charging for EVs. The critical aspect is the integration of EVs into the electricity grid. This involves developing innovative grid technologies that can manage the increased demand for electricity from charging EVs without causing disruptions to the grid. This also includes implementing innovative charging systems that can optimize the charging process to reduce the strain on the grid during peak hours. There is a need for interoperability between EVs and the charging infrastructure. This requires developing standards and protocols that allow for seamless communication between the different components of the EV ecosystem. Integrating EVs in intelligent cities requires advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence systems to manage the charging process, predict demand, and optimize energy usage. There is a need for robust cyber security measures to prevent potential threats to the EV ecosystem. This includes implementing encryption techniques, conducting regular security audits, and developing secure communication protocols. The successful integration of EVs in smart cities requires tackling technical challenges related to charging infrastructure, grid integration, interoperability, data analytics, and cyber security. Addressing these challenges will promote sustainable transportation and contribute to the development of more innovative and more efficient cities.

Target Audience
The target audience for the special issue consists of a diverse range of individuals and groups with a vested interest in sustainable transportation and the development of smart cities. This includes policymakers, urban planners, city officials, transportation experts, environmental activists, and the general public. One of the primary target audiences for this topic is policymakers at the local, state, and national levels. These individuals are responsible for setting regulations and policies that impact the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) in cities. They are also vital decision-makers in implementing sustainable transportation initiatives and promoting the development of smart cities. By understanding the benefits and challenges of integrating EVs in urban areas, policymakers can make informed decisions that will significantly impact the future of transportation and the environment. Urban planners and city officials are also crucial targets for this topic. Their responsibilities include designing and managing the infrastructure of cities, including transportation systems. As more cities look to incorporate EVs into their transportation networks, these professionals must thoroughly understand the technical and logistical considerations involved. They can also play a role in promoting EV usage and improving charging infrastructure to support their integration. Transportation experts also form a vital part of the target audience. As experts in the field, they have the knowledge and expertise to analyze and assess the feasibility and effectiveness of integrating EVs in intelligent cities. They can provide valuable insights into this integration's economic, technological, and social implications and help inform decision-making. The general public is also a significant target audience for this topic. As consumers and commuters, their attitudes and behaviors play a significant role in the success of EV integration and sustainable transportation as a whole. Educating the public about EVs' benefits and promoting their adoption can create a more supportive environment for sustainable transportation in smart cities.

List of Topics to be covered
1. Smart charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in smart cities
2. Impact of electric vehicles on city energy grid stability
3. Integration of renewable energy sources for sustainable charging of electric vehicles
4. Use of Blockchain technology for managing electric vehicle charging and payments
5. Smart mobility hubs for efficient integration of electric vehicles in urban transportation
6. Impact of electric vehicle adoption on reducing air pollution in cities
7. Development of eco-friendly materials for electric vehicle batteries
8. Role of machine learning in optimizing electric vehicle charging patterns in smart cities
9. Impact of ride-sharing and car-sharing services on electric vehicle adoption in cities
10. Integration of electric buses in public transportation system of smart cities
11. Smart charging strategies to balance peak demand for electric vehicle charging
12. Collaboration between electric vehicle manufacturers and smart city planners for
sustainable urban transportation
13. Development of lightweight and aerodynamic electric vehicles for increased energy
14. Use of Internet of Things (IoT) for real-time monitoring and management of electric
vehicle charging stations
15. Electric taxi fleets as a sustainable transportation option in smart cities
16. Integration of electric bikes and scooters in urban mobility for short-distance trips
17. Assessment of economic viability of implementing electric vehicle infrastructure in smart
18. Use of big data analytics for predicting and managing electric vehicle traffic in cities
19. Policy considerations for promoting electric vehicle adoption in smart cities
20. Comparison of different battery technologies for electric vehicles and their impact on
sustainable transportation in smart cities

Submission Guidelines
We invite original research articles, innovative reviews, and perspectives covering the topics above. Authors are requested to follow the journal’s guidelines and formatting. All submissions will undergo a thorough peer-review process to ensure high-quality articles for publication.

Important Deadline
> Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 30, 2024
> Full Paper Submission: May 31, 2024
> Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2025
> Publication: July 15, 2024

Guest Editors
> Jaganathan Logeshwaran, Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore-641202,
India ( | Google Scholar:
> Satya Prakash Yadav, G.L Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, Greater
Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201306, India ( | Google Scholar:
> T. Kiruthiga, Vetri Vinayaha College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy, Tamil
Nadu - 621215, India ( | Google Scholar: