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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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Analysis of Fuel Cell Vehicle Customer Usage and Hydrogen Refueling Patterns – Comparison of Private and Fleet Customers

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Honda R&D Company Ltd., Utsunomiya, Tochigi, JAPAN
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Honda R&D America, Inc., Torrance, CA, USA
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(3), 629-634; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3030629
Published: 25 September 2009
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Abstract

Honda has been leasing our fuel cell vehicle to numerous fleet customers, such as the City of LA, since 2002, and to individual customers since 2005. Honda is unique in having this combination of customer types. Because of their variety, our customers use the fuel cell vehicle in very different ways. As a result, we have learned a lot about the differences in driving habits and refueling patterns of fleet vs. individual customers. This paper will discuss these differences and show the importance of considering these different usage patterns for future vehicle and hydrogen infrastructure development toward an effective rollout of a fueling network, and to provide maximum vehicle utility to our early customers.
Keywords: fuel cell; hydrogen; infrastructure; market fuel cell; hydrogen; infrastructure; market
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Uenodai, A.; Mathison, S. Analysis of Fuel Cell Vehicle Customer Usage and Hydrogen Refueling Patterns – Comparison of Private and Fleet Customers. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 629-634.

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