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Title: Consumer Views: Fuel Economy, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Battery Range, and Willingness to Pay for Vehicle Technology

Abstract

This presentation includes data captured by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) research efforts. The data capture consumer views on fuel economy, plug-in electric vehicle battery range, and willingness to pay for advanced vehicle technologies.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1357413
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5400-68201
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; fuel economy; alternative fuel vehicles; AFV; vehicle; consumer preference; ethanol; hydrogen; natural gas; electricity; plug in electric vehicle; PEV; plug in hybrid electric vehicle; PHEV; battery range; range; electric vehicle; EV; advanced vehicle technology

Citation Formats

Singer, Mark. Consumer Views: Fuel Economy, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Battery Range, and Willingness to Pay for Vehicle Technology. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1357413.
Singer, Mark. Consumer Views: Fuel Economy, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Battery Range, and Willingness to Pay for Vehicle Technology. United States. doi:10.2172/1357413.
Singer, Mark. Thu . "Consumer Views: Fuel Economy, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Battery Range, and Willingness to Pay for Vehicle Technology". United States. doi:10.2172/1357413. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1357413.
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