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Faxer, A., Olausson, E., Olsson, L., Smith, G. & Pettersson, S. (2018). Electric cargo bike with a twist - A field test of two innovative bicycle concepts. In: : . Paper presented at EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018, Kobe, Japan, October 1 - 3, 2018.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Electric cargo (e-cargo) bikes have superior carrying capacity compared to conventional bicycles. Consequently, both scholars and policymakers have proposed that e-cargo bikes might be the answer to realizing car-free living. This study aims to identify their potential to replace car-use from the user’s, the manufacturer’s and the city’s perspective. Two versions of an e-cargo bike concept, equipped with weather protection, were field tested across four professional organizations in Gothenburg, Sweden. In short, the data show that the demonstrated e-cargo bikes can replace certain car travel. Still, this modal shift seems contingent to strong organizational and managerial support.

Keywords
electric cargo bike, light vehicles, user study, business trips, transportation planning
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-34908 (URN)
Conference
EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018, Kobe, Japan, October 1 - 3, 2018
Note

This research project is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency and supported by the City of Gothenburg.

Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
Olsson, O., Faxer, A., Collado, M., Wedlin, J. & Pettersson, S. (2017). Lessons learned from electric cars in daily taxi operation in Gothenburg. In: : . Paper presented at EVS30 Symposium Stuttgart, Germany, October 9 - 11, 2017. , Article ID E4.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Shared mobility solutions consisted of an electric bike pool, an electric car pool, and electric taxi servicewas assumed to enable similar mobility flexibilities as owning a car. The concept was tested in Gothenburgfor about a year in the local ELMOB project. This article focuses on the feasibility of the electric taxi aspart of the shared mobility package. Both customers’ and drivers’ perspective were studied regardingchanges in their behavior and fulfillment of their mobility needs. Data collected from the vehicles showvehicle performance, usage patterns and charging behavior of the drivers. The results imply that policy andregulations which favor electric taxis are crucial for enabling electric taxis at a larger scale

Keywords
Electric vehicle, mobility as a service, user behavior, case-study
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-33083 (URN)2-s2.0-85050147708 (Scopus ID)
Conference
EVS30 Symposium Stuttgart, Germany, October 9 - 11, 2017
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5530-0516

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