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Electric Vehicle Use and Energy Consumption Based on Realworld Electric Vehicle Fleet Trip and Charge Data and Its Impact on Existing EV Research Models

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2 – B-1050 Brussels
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2015, 7(3), 436-446; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj7030436
Published: 25 September 2015
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This paper presents the results of an analysis of real-world trip and charge data from an electric vehicle (EV) fleet, deployed in the Flanders’ Living Labs. The Flanders’ Living Labs are life test environments for electric mobility in which companies and organizations can test innovative technologies, products, services and concept and consists of 5 EV platforms, each differing in technology, scope, size and usage [1]. These platforms have produced a large amount of data on numerous topics in the field of electric mobility. This paper focuses on available trip and charge data to analyze user behavior and EV energy consumption. It presents descriptive statistics of trips and charges, as well as EV energy consumption. By obtaining these results from real-world data on electrical vehicles, the authors are able to update statistical figures of fleet use and energy consumption, specifically for electric vehicles. Using specific electric vehicle figures has consequences on the results of (calculation) models of other research branches in electric mobility like total cost of ownership (TCO), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), etc. The potential effect of these real-world data on these models is investigated and recommendations regarding the use of these data are formulated.
Keywords: list 3-5 Living lab; EV; electric vehicle fleet; energy consumption list 3-5 Living lab; EV; electric vehicle fleet; energy consumption
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C., D.C.; M., M.; S., H.; T., C.; J., V.M. Electric Vehicle Use and Energy Consumption Based on Realworld Electric Vehicle Fleet Trip and Charge Data and Its Impact on Existing EV Research Models. World Electr. Veh. J. 2015, 7, 436-446.

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