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Developing a Business Model for Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Martin, Sean LU (2016) In IIIEE Masters Thesis IMEN41 20162
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The adoption of commercial electric vehicles (CEVs) is beginning to pick up traction by fleet operators and vehicle manufacturers. Carbon emission legislation, fuel prices and improving battery technology are ever-increasing the attractiveness of the business case for electric vehicles. CEVs represent a massive opportunity to reduce global transportation emissions, vehicle manufacturers to reach new customers, and fleet operators to reduce impact and increase efficiency. There are many commercial fleet applications that are advantageous for electric operation, but require charging solutions and strategy in order to ensure the CEV’s operational performance. Charging infrastructure is the essential complimentary component to providing CEVs.... (More)
The adoption of commercial electric vehicles (CEVs) is beginning to pick up traction by fleet operators and vehicle manufacturers. Carbon emission legislation, fuel prices and improving battery technology are ever-increasing the attractiveness of the business case for electric vehicles. CEVs represent a massive opportunity to reduce global transportation emissions, vehicle manufacturers to reach new customers, and fleet operators to reduce impact and increase efficiency. There are many commercial fleet applications that are advantageous for electric operation, but require charging solutions and strategy in order to ensure the CEV’s operational performance. Charging infrastructure is the essential complimentary component to providing CEVs. Research was conducted from a systematic perspective in order to identify challenges, barriers and opportunities for charging infrastructure integration into the vehicle fleet system. Some of the key challenges include issues such as range anxiety, grid integration and fleet optimization. Using these identified obstacles, potential business solutions are discussed and designed in order to alleviate pain-points and increase the attractiveness of electric vehicles in commercial operations. By leveraging Product Service System principles and the established business model canvas tool, this work provides a preliminary business model design around charging infrastructure in order to increase the adoption of CEVs by fleet operators. Key outcomes include the identification of pivotal electro-mobility and charging services needed for the chosen case, urban goods distribution. (Less)
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author
Martin, Sean LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20162
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
vehicle electrification, urban goods distribution, zero-emission fleet, commercial electric vehicle, electro-mobility services, green logistics
publication/series
IIIEE Masters Thesis
report number
2016:44
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
8893278
date added to LUP
2016-10-11 03:13:07
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2016-10-11 03:13:07
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  abstract     = {The adoption of commercial electric vehicles (CEVs) is beginning to pick up traction by fleet operators and vehicle manufacturers. Carbon emission legislation, fuel prices and improving battery technology are ever-increasing the attractiveness of the business case for electric vehicles. CEVs represent a massive opportunity to reduce global transportation emissions, vehicle manufacturers to reach new customers, and fleet operators to reduce impact and increase efficiency. There are many commercial fleet applications that are advantageous for electric operation, but require charging solutions and strategy in order to ensure the CEV’s operational performance. Charging infrastructure is the essential complimentary component to providing CEVs. Research was conducted from a systematic perspective in order to identify challenges, barriers and opportunities for charging infrastructure integration into the vehicle fleet system. Some of the key challenges include issues such as range anxiety, grid integration and fleet optimization. Using these identified obstacles, potential business solutions are discussed and designed in order to alleviate pain-points and increase the attractiveness of electric vehicles in commercial operations. By leveraging Product Service System principles and the established business model canvas tool, this work provides a preliminary business model design around charging infrastructure in order to increase the adoption of CEVs by fleet operators. Key outcomes include the identification of pivotal electro-mobility and charging services needed for the chosen case, urban goods distribution.},
  author       = {Martin, Sean},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {vehicle electrification,urban goods distribution,zero-emission fleet,commercial electric vehicle,electro-mobility services,green logistics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Masters Thesis},
  title        = {Developing a Business Model for Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure},
  year         = {2016},
}