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Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität | 23.05.2019, CityPailais Duisburg

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Schulz und seine wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Lea Heinrich präsentieren beim Wissenschaftsforum Mobilität im Rahmen des Tracks „Neue mobilitätsbezogene Kundenlösungen und ihre Gestaltung“ ihr Paper mit dem Titel „Standardized inductive charging systems as driver for electromobility – The consumer perspective“. Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung erhalten Sie hier: WiFO 2019


To foster a comprehensive market deployment of Electric Vehicles (EVs), dedicated framework and funding programs of the EU (e.g. Horizon 2020) and national governments (e.g. “Schaufenster Elektromobilität” and “Elektropower (EP)” in Germany) have been established and expanded over the last years. Nevertheless, EV market acceleration in Germany still lacks behind political goal-settings.
To rework market developments, user preferences, acceptance and willingness to use EVs have been investigated within the accompanying research of funding projects. Besides the purchasing price and the “range anxiety” issues, the low comfort of EV charging itself negatively affects the purchasing decision. Disadvantages just as a high diversification of plug types, cumbersome handling of the cable or forgetting to charge the vehicle therefore are decisive factors. The development of standardized inductive charging systems therefore became part of the German EV-agenda (EP II project STILLE). In contrast to the investigations on conventional EVs, benefits of inductive EV charging cannot be tested and experienced before the actual market introduction. The
presented paper focusses on the identification of potentials for EVs with inductive charging technology. Considering former research, findings will be enhanced by user survey on the benefits of inductive EVs charging. In contrast to existing studies, only non-experienced EV user’s data is considered. With the development of a dedicated Technology Acceptance Model, the inductive technology specific impact factors are assessed. The investigations allow to identify, to what extend the technology is perceived as a comfort feature, if this aspect is increasing the attractiveness of EVs
and market acceleration accordingly.