Market Potential for Battery Electric Vehicles based on Multi-Day Activity-Travel Patterns

There has been much interest in recent years in alternative forms of transportation that are more sustainable than technology based on the internal combustion engine. Newly developed technologies, such as Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), promise to greatly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. But BEVs have a limited driving range before they must be recharged, which makes them less attractive to the buying public. It is known that the average daily driving distance is less than 40 miles and that the range of a fully charged BEV is over 80 miles. But this generic statistic does not provide enough information about how the vehicle is operated. Understanding individual travel behavior is crucial for promoting Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $172289.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Thorson, Ellen

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    State University of New York, Buffalo

    212 Ketter Hall
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14260
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kwon, Changhyun

    Kang, Jee

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39760

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01565947
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-22-27
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2015 1:00AM