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Electric vehicles in commercial fleets: Potentials and challenges from the user perspective in Germany

Kolarova, Viktoriya and Kugler, Ulrike and Calliari, Danny (2018) Electric vehicles in commercial fleets: Potentials and challenges from the user perspective in Germany. ZENODO. Transport Research Arena, 16.-19. April 2018, Vienna, Austria. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1451352.

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Official URL: https://zenodo.org/record/1451352#.XAApy02WyUk


Electric vehicles (EVs) have been discussed as a promising alternative to conventional cars and as a potential solution for mitigating environmental problems caused by road transport. This study analyzes the potential of the commercial use of EVs and the factors influencing user acceptance in commercial fleets. Empirical data on the daily use of EVs was collected by conducting online surveys, interviews, and workshops with the users. This paper summarizes the insights on potential advances and challenges related to the use of the vehicles in commercial fleets from a user perspective. The results suggest that EVs meet the mobility needs of different commercial users, bringing reputational and environmental related benefits for the companies. Main challenges for the deployment of EVs are related rather to the periphery of the EVs (e.g., infrastructure, market characteristics, and lack of experts in related service sectors as well as psychological barriers). Finally, policy and management recommendations in different fields drawn from a synthesis of the data collected within the study are introduced in this paper.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/123953/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Electric vehicles in commercial fleets: Potentials and challenges from the user perspective in Germany
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Kolarova, ViktoriyaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4365-5528UNSPECIFIED
Kugler, UlrikeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4734-4065UNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:electric vehicles, commercial fleets, online survey, user acceptance, purchase motives, policy recommendations
Event Title:Transport Research Arena
Event Location:Vienna, Austria
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-19. April 2018
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
Deposited By: Kolarova, Viktoriya
Deposited On:11 Jan 2019 09:48
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:21

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