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World Electr. Veh. J. 2018, 9(2), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj9020023

Factors Influencing Energy Consumption and Cost-Competiveness of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

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Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
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Institute of Vehicle Concepts, DLR, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Received: 24 May 2018 / Revised: 27 June 2018 / Accepted: 29 June 2018 / Published: 11 July 2018
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The widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will depend on public appreciation of the potential savings in ownership costs that PEVs offer over conventional, internal combustion energy vehicles (ICEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including fuel savings. This study compares the energy consumption and estimated ownership costs of various technologies for multiple drive cycles in the United States and the European Union; identifies and quantifies the impacts of the main parameters influencing the ownership costs of PEVs in comparison with other powertrains for different timeframes, vehicle classes, and technologies; and assesses under what combinations of parameters the cost of PEVs can be competitive with other powertrains. View Full-Text
Keywords: cost; PHEV (plug in hybrid electric vehicle); EV (electric vehicle); energy consumption cost; PHEV (plug in hybrid electric vehicle); EV (electric vehicle); energy consumption
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Kamguia Simeu, S.; Brokate, J.; Stephens, T.; Rousseau, A. Factors Influencing Energy Consumption and Cost-Competiveness of Plug-in Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2018, 9, 23.

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