An electric car in the two-car household – Use and adaptation

The project's basic question is: How can potential early adopters exploit and adapt to the potential for an electric car (EV)? In an earlier project we logged with GPS the car movements in various two-car households and analysed the potential for an EV in these: To what extent can an EV replacing one of the conventional cars contribute to the household’s car transport? In this project we will place an EV in some of these households. The goal is to substitute in 20 households one of the cars with an EV and then log the movements of both cars and register the recharging for 4 months. We thus have a unique opportunity to analyse how the EV is used and how its potential is exploited. We will also interview the households before and at the end of the logging campaign. An analysis is made of how the household has experienced and have adapted to the new conditions. The project will contribute to a better understanding of the opportunities and obstacles of an introduction of EVs in Sweden.

Participants

Sten Karlsson (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Lars Henrik Björnsson

Gästlärare vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Niklas Jakobsson

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Frances Sprei

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Collaborations

Test Site Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2014–2016

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2014–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2017-03-27