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NOTGLTY: About travel behaviour changes and electric vehicle adoption

Time: Wed 2018-11-21 08.30 - 09.30

Location: ITRL, Drottning Kristinas Väg 40 Stockholm, Sweden 10044

Participating: Joram Langbroek, researcher e-mobility ITRL

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The use of electric vehicles (EVs) has the potential to increase the sustainability of the transport system, especially in case of unchanged or decreased car use, eco-driving and charging during hours of low electricity demand in case of an electricity generation mix with a large share of renewable energy sources. However, EVs still use much energy and EV-use does not solve problems regarding accessibility, social equity, traffic safety and has only a limited beneficial effect on liveability (e.g. through decreased noise).

The focus of this study is on the process of the transition from conventional vehicle use to electric vehicle use. Economic and socio-psychological theories have been used in order to get more insight into the motivations for people to start using EVs, the process of EV-adoption and travel behaviour, as well as the interaction between car users, the electric vehicle and policy measures. The aim is to better understand the ongoing transition process to EV-use and the potential behavioural implications of this transition.

Joram Langbroek is a researcher and project leader in e-mobility at the Integrated Transport Research Lab at KTH. He recently defended his PhD thesis in Transport Science called “Understanding processes and travel behaviour changes connected to electric vehicle adoption” at the department of Urban Planning and Environment. His main research interests are the behavioural side of electric vehicle adoption and the interplay with the system of important stakeholders (such as governments, utility companies, housing cooperatives and taxi companies).

The event is free of charge but you must register to participate. Please register by 19th of November.
Vegetarian breakfast will be served.