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Operational Aspects of Electric Vehicles from Car-Sharing Systems

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Department of Automotive Vehicle Construction, Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 8 Krasińskiego Street, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
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Department of Automotive Vehicle Maintenance, Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 8 Krasińskiego Street, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai JiaoTong University, No. 800 Dongchuan Road Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 200240 Shanghai, China
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Energies 2019, 12(24), 4614; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12244614
Received: 31 October 2019 / Revised: 28 November 2019 / Accepted: 2 December 2019 / Published: 4 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Collection)
The article was dedicated to the topic of energy consumption of driving cars equipped with an electric motor. Due to the emerging demands for the excessive use of energy by vehicles (including car-sharing system vehicles), the authors carried out research to determine factors that affect the energy consumption. Due to the occurrence of a research gap related to the lack of reliable scientific information regarding real electricity consumption by vehicles used in car-sharing systems, the authors attempted to determine these values based on the proposed research experiment. The purpose of the research was to identify factors that increase energy consumption while driving in the case of car-sharing systems and developing recommendations for users of car-sharing systems and system operators in relation to energy consumption. Based on data received from car-sharing system operators and to their demands that users move cars uneconomically and use too much energy, the authors performed a scientific experiment based on Hartley’s plan. The authors made journeys with electric cars from car-sharing (measurements) in order to compare real consumption with data obtained from operators. As a result, the authors developed a list of factors that negatively affect the energy consumption of electric vehicles from car-sharing systems. As conclusion, a number of recommendations were developed for car-sharing system operators on how to manage their systems to reduce excessive energy consumption in electric vehicles. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric vehicles; energy consumption; car-sharing systems; electric car-sharing systems; e-car-sharing; shared mobility; transport; transportation engineering; civil engineering; urban transport systems electric vehicles; energy consumption; car-sharing systems; electric car-sharing systems; e-car-sharing; shared mobility; transport; transportation engineering; civil engineering; urban transport systems
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Turoń, K.; Kubik, A.; Chen, F. Operational Aspects of Electric Vehicles from Car-Sharing Systems. Energies 2019, 12, 4614.

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