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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Optimal size of PHEV batteries from a consumer perspective – estimation using car movement data and implications for data harvesting

Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg
World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(2), 387-395; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3020387
Published: 26 June 2009
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Abstract

Due to expensiveness of PHEV batteries, the dimensioning of the batteries is very important. We derive the marginally optimal size from a consumer economics perspective and show that a crucial factor for optimal size and profitability is the marginal annual recharging frequency. We apply the analysis to a small set of Swedish vehicle movement data and demonstrate that the resulting optimal battery is highly dependent on the specific movement pattern of the individual car. We conclude that it is now urgent for the continued development, planning, and estimates of proliferation and impact of PHEVs, that statistical data, today mostly lacking, for the movement patterns of individual vehicles are assembled.
Keywords: data acquisition; market; modelling; PHEV (plug in hybrid electric vehicle) data acquisition; market; modelling; PHEV (plug in hybrid electric vehicle)
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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Karlsson, S. Optimal size of PHEV batteries from a consumer perspective – estimation using car movement data and implications for data harvesting. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 387-395.

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