Harvesting green miles from my roof: an investigation into self-sufficient mobility with electric vehicles

Jacky Bourgeois, Stefan Foell, Gerd Kortuem, Blaine A. Price, Janet van der Linden, Eiman Yehia Hussein Aly Elbanhawy

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Abstract

Electric vehicles are an increasingly attractive option for households to reduce carbon emissions, especially when they are powered by renewable energy. In this paper we report the results of an 18-month field trial investigating the desirability and feasibility of powering electric vehicles (EVs) with domestic solar electricity. Based on extensive collection of data from 7 households including over 75,000 miles of daily EV use, home electricity consumption and generation, and in-depth interviews with householders we develop a detailed understanding of what drives EV decisions in households, quantify to what extent our participating households currently power their EVs with solar electricity, and investigate how feasible the vision of" self-sustaining electric mobility" is. We use this understanding to draw implications for future research into supporting emerging practices of EV drivers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp '15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherACM
Pages1065-1076
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3574-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2015
EventThe 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 201511 Sep 2015
https://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2015/index.html

Conference

ConferenceThe 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Abbreviated titleUbiComp '15
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/09/1511/09/15
Internet address

Keywords

  • electric vehicle
  • sustainability
  • microgeneration
  • solar electricity
  • domestic charging
  • user study
  • data mining

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