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Electrification of Urban Three-Wheeler Taxis in Tanzania: Combining the User’s Perspective and Technical Feasibility Challenges

Goletz, Mirko and Ehebrecht, Daniel and Wachter, Christian and Tolk, Deborah M. and Lenz, Barbara and Kühnel, Meike and Rinderknecht, Frank and Hanke, Benedikt (2021) Electrification of Urban Three-Wheeler Taxis in Tanzania: Combining the User’s Perspective and Technical Feasibility Challenges. In: Small Electric Vehicles: An International View on Light Three- and Four-Wheelers Springer International Publishing. pp. 97-112. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-65843-4_8. ISBN 978-3-030-65842-7.

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Abstract

This study assesses the feasibility of electric three-wheelers as moto-taxis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from a socioeconomic and technical point of view. The analysis is based on three pillars: (i) the acceptance of users (the moto-taxi drivers) for adoption, (ii) the vehicle specifications incl. battery type and size, and (iii) the role of the charging infrastructure. Findings are based on data from empirical field-work; methods used are qualitative and quantitative data analysis and modelling. Main findings include that moto-taxi drivers, who we see as most important adopters, are open towards electric mobility. They request however that vehicles should have similar driving characteristics than their current fuel-vehicles. As the market is very price sensitive, keeping the vehicle cost is of high importance. A high potential to lower these costs is seen by offering opportunity charging spots around the city. If such an infrastructure is being implemented the combination with suitable, cost competitive vehicles makes the transformation of the vehicle market towards electrification possible.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143432/
Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Additional Information:Open Access
Title:Electrification of Urban Three-Wheeler Taxis in Tanzania: Combining the User’s Perspective and Technical Feasibility Challenges
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Goletz, Mirkomirko.goletz (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6237-1734
Ehebrecht, DanielDaniel.Ehebrecht (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3947-0096
Wachter, ChristianChristian.Wachter (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Tolk, Deborah M.Deborah.Tolk (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6304-0702
Lenz, BarbaraBarbara.Lenz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kühnel, MeikeMeike.Kuehnel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rinderknecht, FrankFrank.Rinderknecht (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hanke, BenediktBenedikt.Hanke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:22 April 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Small Electric Vehicles: An International View on Light Three- and Four-Wheelers
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/978-3-030-65843-4_8
Page Range:pp. 97-112
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Ewert, AmelieAmelie.Ewert@dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmid, StephanStephan.Schmid@dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3081-8749
Brost, MaschaMascha.Brost@dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Davies, HuwCoventry UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Vinckx, LucElephant Consult B.V.B.AUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
ISBN:978-3-030-65842-7
Status:Published
Keywords:E-mobility; Charging infrastructure; Opportunity charging; Informal transport; Moto-taxi
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 - Energie und Verkehr
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Oldenburg , Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Alternative Energiewandler
Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Energy System Technology
Deposited By: Goletz, Mirko
Deposited On:26 Nov 2021 10:21
Last Modified:26 Nov 2021 10:21

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