Empirical Analysis of Electric Vehicles’ Charging Patterns: Case Study from Shanghai

38 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2022

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Zhi Li

NYU Shanghai

Zhengtian Xu

George Washington University - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Zhibin Chen

Division of Engineering and Computer Science, NYU Shanghai; Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, NYU Shanghai; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urban Design and Urban Science

Chi Xie

Tongji University

Guodong Chen

New York University (NYU) - New York University (NYU), Shanghai

Minghui Zhong

Shanghai Electric Vehicle Public Data Collecting, Monitoring, and Research Center

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Abstract

Automotive electrification is a vital component of the carbon-neutrality agenda. To counter the influence of shrinking public incentives for purchasing electric vehicles (EVs), it is crucial to deepen the understanding of the existing users’ use cases and clear the barriers for potential EV owners in daily usage. To this end, our study analyzes an 11-month usage data from a large sample of EVs, including 3,777 battery EVs and 5,973 plug-in hybrid EVs in Shanghai, China. Based on their daily travel intensity, the EVs are clustered into two groups used primarily for private and commercial purposes. We leverage the data to uncover how, when, and where users in each group charge their EVs; investigate EVs’ energy consumption efficiency and its relationship to charging; and discuss EV-related policy implications. The outcome of this study may aid in the development of more targeted EV promotion policies and thus contributes to the carbon neutrality.

Keywords: electric vehicles, Charging activities, Charging facilities, Range anxiety, Energy consumption rate, Empirical analysis

Suggested Citation

Li, Zhi and Xu, Zhengtian and Chen, Zhibin and Xie, Chi and Chen, Guodong and Zhong, Minghui, Empirical Analysis of Electric Vehicles’ Charging Patterns: Case Study from Shanghai. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4197594 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4197594

Zhi Li

NYU Shanghai ( email )

1555 Century Ave
Shanghai, 200122
China

Zhengtian Xu

George Washington University - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( email )

800 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 200052
United States

Zhibin Chen (Contact Author)

Division of Engineering and Computer Science, NYU Shanghai ( email )

1555 Century Ave
Shanghai, Shanghai 200122
China

Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, NYU Shanghai ( email )

1555 Century Ave
Shanghai, Shanghai 200122
China

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urban Design and Urban Science ( email )

1555 Century Ave
Shanghai, 200122
China

Chi Xie

Tongji University

Guodong Chen

New York University (NYU) - New York University (NYU), Shanghai ( email )

1555 Century Ave
Shanghai, Shanghai 200122
China

Minghui Zhong

Shanghai Electric Vehicle Public Data Collecting, Monitoring, and Research Center ( email )

Shanghai
China

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