Suitability of commercial transport for a shift to electric mobility

Linda Christensen, Ole Kveiborg, Jens Klauenberg, Christian Rudolph

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    This paper identifies commercial sectors suitable for a shift to electric mobility. The paper concludes that the construction and the health care service sectors are the most suitable for electric mobility because many vehicles are registered in these sectors and daily mileage is reasonably low. They should be primary target groups of specific policy measures to promote the use of electric vehicles. Denmark has only had a few incentives to promote the use of commercial electric vehicles. Until now electric vehicles do generally not show economic benefits unless travel distance is high. However, today the travel range of large vans is an important barrier for electrification due to the battery weight and the limitation of 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight for driving with a normal driving licence. The rule needs amendments for electric vehicles, as has been done in Germany. The paper recommends EU countries to follow the German rule allowing EVs up to 4.25 tonnes to be driven with a class B licence, thereby potentially creating a market for big electric vans.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalDanish Journal of Transportation Research - Dansk tidskrift for transportforskning
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventTrafikdage på Aalborg Universitet 2016 - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 22 Aug 201623 Aug 2016


    ConferenceTrafikdage på Aalborg Universitet 2016


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