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Driving pattern analysis of Nordic region based on National Travel Surveys for electric vehicle integration

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-189
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Electic vehicles (EVs) show great potential to cope with the intermittency of renewable energy sources (RES) and provide demand side flexibility required by the smart grid. Furthermore, EVs will increase the electricity consumption. Large scale integration of EVs will probably have substantial impacts on power systems. This paper presents a methodology to transform driving behavior of person into one of the cars in order to analyze the driving pattern of EVs based on the National Travel Surveys. In the proposed methodology, a statistical process is used to obtain the driving behavior of cars by grouping the survey respondents according to the driving license number and car number, and mapping the households with similar characteristics. The proposed methodology was used to carry out the driving pattern analysis in the Nordic region. The detailed driving requirements and charging/discharging availability of vehicles along the day were obtained. Two types of EV availabilities were studied in this paper considering different charging/discharging conditions of EVs for the power system integration, i.e. EV availability all day and EV availability at home. The results show that the daily driving requirements of the Nordic region are not very intensive. The driving patterns of vehicles in the Nordic region vary on weekdays and weekends. The two types of EV availabilities are quite different from each other.


  • Driving pattern, Electric vehicles (EVs), EV availability, Nordic, Power system integration

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