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Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: “I am an Electric Vehicle User, I am a Risk Taker.” [EV14, M, c. 30]

  • Eiman Y. ElBanhawy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 166)

Abstract

The car has become ubiquitous in late modern society. Electric vehicles (EVs) show potential to reduce environmental burdens of the transport sector. EV-niche market acquires more available and reliable charging infrastructure to support current and potential users. The location-allocation of the recharging facilities is not a new planning problem; however, the planning for newly-adopted low carbon emissions vehicles infrastructure has distinctive design requirements, sociotechnical and demographic factors. This paper reports on the end-user’s insight and perceptions. Using ethnographic approach, an interview-based study was carried out addressing 15 EV-users in the North East of England. The sample covered a wide spectrum of active EV-users. Clustering analysis is employed as a dimensional technique for data mining and forming the participants’ charging profiles. The model generated 3 clusters; each one is presented and discussed. This study presents a new way of capturing the social aspect of the EV-system and reports on qualitative techniques in EV-context.

Keywords

Electric vehicles Charging preference Clustering analysis Recharging network EV questionnaire Narrative analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This study is an outcome of a doctoral research that was funded by e-mobility NSR project. The author would like to thank MKSmart project at the Open University for supporting the research and the future work. Previous publications can be found at: https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/eiman-el-banhawy-phd/11/316/36a.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computing and CommunicationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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