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Reference Number ETI-TR1001
Title PIVEI: Large Scale Consumer Trial S1 SP1 - Consumers and Vehicles
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 75%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 10 March 2010
End Date 30 March 2012
Duration 25 months
Total Grant Value £4,500,000
Industrial Sectors Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region South East
Programme Transport - Light Duty Vehicles
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Engineering and Design, University of Sussex (0.001%)
Project Contact , Shell UK Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Aberdeen (0.001%)
Project Contact , Element Energy (0.001%)
Project Contact , TRL (0.001%)
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Abstract The Consumer and Vehicles project looked at the potential long-term performance and cost of plug-in vehicles. It examined consumer reactions and behaviours in buying and using them. It explored supporting infrastructure, and included in-depth surveys with 3,000 consumers and real-world testing with 40 drivers.
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Added to Database 16/08/18