Imperial College London

Dr Nicolò Daina

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 6086n.daina




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BibTex format

author = {Hardman, S and Jenn, A and Tal, G and Axsen, J and Beard, G and Daina, N and Figenbaum, E and Jakobsson, N and Jochem, P and Kinnear, N and Plötz, P and Pontes, J and Refa, N and Sprei, F and Turrentine, T and Witkamp, B},
doi = {10.1016/j.trd.2018.04.002},
journal = {Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment},
pages = {508--523},
title = {A review of consumer preferences of and interactions with electric vehicle charging infrastructure},
url = {},
volume = {62},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Abstract This paper presents a literature review of studies that investigate infrastructure needs to support the market introduction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). It focuses on literature relating to consumer preferences for charging infrastructure, and how consumers interact with and use this infrastructure. This includes studies that use questionnaire surveys, interviews, modelling, GPS data from vehicles, and data from electric vehicle charging equipment. These studies indicate that the most important location for PEV charging is at home, followed by work, and then public locations. Studies have found that more effort is needed to ensure consumers have easy access to PEV charging and that charging at home, work, or public locations should not be free of cost. Research indicates that PEV charging will not impact electricity grids on the short term, however charging may need to be managed when the vehicles are deployed in greater numbers. In some areas of study the literature is not sufficiently mature to draw any conclusions from. More research is especially needed to determine how much infrastructure is needed to support the roll out of PEVs. This paper ends with policy implications and suggests avenues of future research.
AU - Hardman,S
AU - Jenn,A
AU - Tal,G
AU - Axsen,J
AU - Beard,G
AU - Daina,N
AU - Figenbaum,E
AU - Jakobsson,N
AU - Jochem,P
AU - Kinnear,N
AU - Plötz,P
AU - Pontes,J
AU - Refa,N
AU - Sprei,F
AU - Turrentine,T
AU - Witkamp,B
DO - 10.1016/j.trd.2018.04.002
EP - 523
PY - 2018///
SN - 1361-9209
SP - 508
TI - A review of consumer preferences of and interactions with electric vehicle charging infrastructure
T2 - Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
UR -
UR -
VL - 62
ER -