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The business case of electric vehicle quick charging – no more chicken or egg problem

Department of Electrical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Korkeakoulunkatu 3 FI-33101 Tampere
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(4), 921-927;
Published: 27 December 2013
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One of the major problems slowing down electrical vehicle (EV) adoption is the lack of sufficient infrastructure. We can often hear of the chicken or egg problem. But the charging infrastructure problem is smaller than generally thought. By analysing the economics of EV quick charging stations it can be shown that building and sustaining adequate EV charging network does not require massive investments, and on the other hand, profitability of a single charging station can be achieved with a moderate number of EVs due to high polarisation of customer needs, leading to daily charging needs of certain user groups.
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Markkula, J.; Rautiainen, A.; Jäventausta, P. The business case of electric vehicle quick charging – no more chicken or egg problem. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 921-927.

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