Characteristics of Dutch EV drivers

Auke Hoekstra, Nazir Refa

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There has been little research towards the characteristics of Dutch electric vehicle (EV) drivers. This paper describes the result of focus groups and a survey with 286 respondents. Results indicate the current EV driver is predominantly a well-educated middle aged male with a high paying job. We link this to the price of the vehicles and the structure of tax incentives. He is moderately environmentally friendly and likes innovation. He loves the driving experience and promotes EVs towards friends. Most EV drivers are unsatisfied with their all electric range and on average a range of 375 km is desired. Bigger batteries will lead to better use of charging infrastructure. Fast charging is considered important for longer trips but not as a replacement for chargers at parking locations. Smart charging is well received - as long as the user stays in control - which bodes well for the synergy between EVs and the renewable electricity grid.

Originele taal-2Engels
Aantal pagina's13
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2017
Evenement30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2017 - Stuttgart, Duitsland
Duur: 9 okt 201711 okt 2017
Congresnummer: 30


Congres30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2017
Verkorte titelEVS 2017
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