Are electric vehicles better suited for multi-car households?
Paper i proceeding, 2014

Electric vehicles could reduce CO2 emissions from the transport sector but their limited electric driving range diminishes their utility to users. Two-car households could be better suited for EV adoption since one vehicle could be used for longer trips. However, the number of days requiring adaptation and the differences between the cars in a multi-car household have not been systematically analysed yet. Here, we estimate the probability of daily driving above a fixed threshold for Swedish and German car driving data. We find the vehicles from multi-car-households to require less adaptation and be better suited for EV adoption which we confirm with an economic analysis.

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Niklas Jakobsson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

Patrick Plötz

Till Gnann

Frances Sprei

Chalmers, Energi och miljö

Sten Karlsson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

European Electric Vehicle Congress Brussels, Belgium, 3rd - 5th December 2014


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Transportteknik och logistik