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Are multi-car households better suited for battery electric vehicles? - Driving patterns and economics in Sweden and Germany

Niklas Jakobsson (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori) ; Till Gnann ; Patrick Plötz ; Frances Sprei (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori) ; Sten Karlsson (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori)
Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (0968-090X). Vol. 65 (2016), p. 1-15.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) could reduce CO2 emissions from the transport sector but their limited electric driving range diminishes their utility to users. The effect of the limited driving range can be reduced in multi-car households where users could choose between a BEV and a conventional car for long-distance travel. However, to what extent the driving patterns of different cars in a multi-car household’s suit the characteristics of a BEV needs further analysis. In this paper we analyse the probability of daily driving above a fixed threshold for conventional cars in current Swedish and German car driving data. We find second cars in multi-car households to require less adaptation and to be better suited for BEV adoption compared to first cars in multi-car households as well as to cars in single-car households. Specifically, the share of second cars that could fulfil all their driving is 20 percentage points higher compared to first cars and cars from single-car households. This result is stable against variation of driving range and of the tolerated number of days requiring adaptation. Furthermore, the range needed to cover all driving needs for about 70% of the vehicles is only 220 km for second cars compared to 390 km for the average car. We can further confirm that second cars have higher market viability from a total cost of ownership perspective. Here, the second cars achieve a 10 percentage points higher market share compared to first cars, and to cars in single-car households for Swedish economic conditions, while for Germany the corresponding figure is 2 percentage points. Our results are important for understanding the market viability of current and near-future BEVs.

Nyckelord: Battery electric vehicles, Driving pattern, Multi-car households

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Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori (2005-2017)


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