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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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The potential for a BEV in the two-car household

Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296, Gothenburg, Sweden
World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(4), 899-910; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8040899
Published: 30 December 2016
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Abstract

An optimization model was developed to estimate the potential for a BEV, when replacing one of the conventional cars, to viably contribute to the performance of the driving in the households. It uses data from 1 to 3 months of simultaneous GPS logging of the movement patterns for both cars in 64 commuting 2-car Swedish households. The results show that the BEV can potentially roughly double the driving and still decrease the unfulfilled driving in the household with a flexible car use strategy compared to a BEV substituting the 2nd car only, turning the BEV economics into a TCO gain.
Keywords: BEV; deployment; optimization; GPS; data acquisition BEV; deployment; optimization; GPS; data acquisition
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. The potential for a BEV in the two-car household. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 899-910.

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