|Authors:||Erik Figenbaum, Marika Kolbenstvedt|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1718-9|
A survey of vehicle owners identified who the owners of Battery Electric and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles are, how the vehicles are used, why they are bought and how the technology is rated, compared to owners of Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles. EV owners are younger with more children and vehicles, a higher share of workers and longer work trips, than other groups. Battery electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles do not compete for the same customers due to the incentive structure. Battery electric vehicles are in total and on weekdays used more, but less on vacation. The vehicles are charged at home, partly at work, rarely elsewhere. Battery Electric Vehicle owners manage everyday driving, 83% never dropped and only 6% aborted trips. Better infrastructure can halve these problems. Plug-in Hybrid vehicles are driven 55% of total km in E-mode, 63% on work trips. Cost and environment motivate buyers, and incentives such as free toll roads available to Battery Electric Vehicle owners are important.