The potential for a BEV in the two-car household
Journal article, 2016

An optimization model was developed to estimate the potential for a BEV, when replacing one of the conventional cars, to viably contribute to the performance of the driving in the households. It uses data from 1 to 3 months of simultaneous GPS logging of the movement patterns for both cars in 64 commuting 2-car Swedish households. The results show that the BEV can potentially roughly double the driving and still decrease the unfulfilled driving in the household with a flexible car use strategy compared to a BEV substituting the 2nd car only, turning the BEV economics into a TCO gain. © 2016 WEVA.

Battery electric vehicle

car movements




Sten Karlsson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

World Electric Vehicle Journal

2032-6653 (ISSN)

Vol. 8 4 889-900

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance



Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

Energy Systems

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