|Authors:||Julie Runde Krogstad, Kenneth Løvold Rødseth, Rolf Hagman|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2171-1|
|Attachments||Summary - in Norwegian only
Full report - in Norwegian only
The analysis of technology and energy demand shows that it is possible for taxis in Akershus to operate exclusively with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) by 2023. Whereas BEVs are economically viable for taxis, we consider hydrogen to be a riskier alternative. Range is not a big challenge for FCEVs if existing infrastructure is maintained and planned infrastructure is built. For BEVs, however, range is a challenge. The analysis shows that BEVs must charge when on duty, and that energy demand is especially high on cold winter days. On a very cold winter day with a 20 minutes wait for charging, up to 16 percent of paid trips can be lost. This loss is halved if there is no wait or if the car has access to a fast charging point. It is, therefore, important that taxis have access to charging infrastructure with high speed/capacity.