Adoption barriers for electric vehicles: Experiences from early adopters in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Energy, ISSN 0360-5442, E-ISSN 1873-6785, Vol. 120, 632-641 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Electric vehicles are considered as one of the most effective technologies for reducing current greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. Although in many countries, local and national governments have introduced incentives and subsidies to facilitate the electric vehicle market penetration, in Sweden, such benefits have been limited. Results from a survey carried out among private owners of electric vehicles are presented in this paper, including the analysis of the respondents socio-demographic characteristics, reasons for choosing an electric vehicle, charging locations and driving preferences, among others. The main results characterize current electric vehicle drivers as male, well-educated, with medium-high income; electric vehicles are used mainly for private purposes and charged at home during night time. Furthermore, the paper presents an analysis of the impact of large-scale penetration of electric vehicles on existing power distribution systems. The findings presented in this paper provide important insights for assuring a sustainable large-scale penetration of electric vehicles by learning from the experiences of early adopters of the technology and by analyzing the impact of different EV penetration scenarios on the power distribution grid.
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PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD , 2017. Vol. 120, 632-641 p.
Electric vehicle, Consumer behavior, Market uptake, Smart grid, Distributed energy resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35124DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.11.119ISI: 000395953000054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-35124DiVA: diva2:1087288