To what extent do electric car drivers utilize the flexibility options in two-car households?
Paper in proceedings, 2019
In two-car households, potentially a BEV can drive longer, circumvent range limitations, while having a smaller battery. Do real households utilize these options? In 20 two-car households, both vehicles were GPS-tracked before and after replacing one of the conventional cars of their own choice with a short-range BEV.
The households mostly replaced their smallest car. For below-range distances, the households on average utilized the potential to around 69% and 56% in single and overlap trips, respectively. The heredity from the pre-trial period driving was small.