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Profitability and Environmental Benefit of Providing Renewable Energy for Electric Vehicle Charging

Abstract This study evaluates the potential profitability and environmental benefit available by providing renewable energy from solar- or wind-generated sources to electric vehicle drivers at public charging stations, also known as electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE), in the U.S. Past studies have shown above-average interest in renewable energy by drivers of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), though no study has evaluated the profitability and environmental benefit of selling renewable energy to PEV drivers at public EVSE. Through an online survey of 203 U.S.-wide PEV owners and lessees, information was collected on (1) current PEV and EVSE usage, (2) potential willingness to pay (WTP) for upgrading their charge event to renewable energy, a... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Nienhueser, Ian Andrew (Author) / Qiu, Yueming (Advisor) / Rogers, Bradley (Advisor) / Macia, Narciso (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy / Economics / Environmental science / Electric Vehicle / Electric Vehicle Charging / Environmental Benefit / Profitability
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 57 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Technology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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