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What electric vehicle users want: Real-world preferences for public charging infrastructure

Anderson, John E. and Lehne, Marius and Hardinghaus, Michael (2017) What electric vehicle users want: Real-world preferences for public charging infrastructure. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2017.1372538 ISSN 1556-8318

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Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15568318.2017.1372538

Abstract

Electric vehicles offer a means to achieve environmental goals within personal passenger transportation. However, one central challenge in transiting to electric vehicles remains the lack of adequate public charging infrastructure. In this paper we address this challenge by focusing on user preferences for public charging infrastructure. We present new insights from a survey of 843 electric vehicle users in Germany regarding their preferences for public charging infrastructure. The online survey allowed users to locate additional public charging stations required for their personal use and define the characteristics for each station: charging power, location description, accessibility, and expected frequency of use. From the results we identify a need for more public charging infrastructure. We find three critical overarching user preferences and three central infrastructure strategies. First, there is a preference for semi-fast (22 kW AC) charging stations. Second, we find that slow charging (3.7 kW AC) is acceptable for frequently used stations, whereas fast charging (50 kW DC) is desired for infrequently used stations. Third, slow charging is acceptable for locations were vehicles are parked over a longer period of time. For public charging infrastructure strategies, a mix of all station characteristics is critical. There should be infrastructure where people already park plus an additional backup fast network for infrequent charging. Finally, public stations should be provided mainly outside of the freeway system. The results of the survey provide valuable insights into effective and user-oriented public charging infrastructure, which is critical to the success of electric vehicles.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115065/
Document Type:Article
Title:What electric vehicle users want: Real-world preferences for public charging infrastructure
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Anderson, John E.john.anderson (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7615-7926
Lehne, MariusUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hardinghaus, Michaelmichael.hardinghaus (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:29 August 2017
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1080/15568318.2017.1372538
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1556-8318
Status:Published
Keywords:Electric vehicles, public charging infrastructure, charging station, mobility, preferences, online survey
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Anderson, John Erik
Deposited On:11 Jan 2018 14:27
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:40

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