Energy Efficiency in Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and its Impacts on Total Cost of Ownership

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Abstract

There is an increasing awareness, policies and an incentive landscape, which are encouraging and starting to shape future transport as part of a wider ecosystem of infrastructure, use, behaviour and sustainability. However, one of the main bar-riers for the wider uptake by both fleet and individual users of electric vehicles is the concern of the uncertainties of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This contribution is based on a mix of original modelling, simulation and la-boratory experimentation studies as well as a review of the academic and policy literature. It focuses on vehicle design and the battery and energy management in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EV/PHEV). EV users express con-cerns about the longevity of the electric battery and hence the life cycle (especially with frequent fast charging), which amounts to a major part of the costs and value of the vehicle. Using the battery to provide ancillary services will add more value to the EV and reduce the effective TCO.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectric Vehicle Business Models: Global Challenges
EditorsDavid Beeton, Gereon Meyer
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages147-168
Number of pages271
ISBN (Electronic)9783319122441
ISBN (Print)9783319122434
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NameLecture Notes in Mobility
PublisherSpringer

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