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Understanding the social practice of EV workplace charging

Elbanhawy, Eiman and Price, Blaine A. (2015). Understanding the social practice of EV workplace charging. In: Adjunct Proceedings UbiComp/ISWC'15, ACM, pp. 1133–1141.

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Owning or leasing an electric vehicle (EV) is becoming more common in developed countries. While home charging is the most common choice, workplace charging and its provision by employers has become an important option. For many, it is essential to cope with the limited range of most EVs. Home and work are the two places where vehicles are parked for long periods and so are prime candidates as charging locations. However, workplace charging is often a limited resource. This paper reports on an empirical study of workplace charging at a UK public sector employer. It explores the use of workplace charging (WPC) via spatiotemporal analysis of employees and visitors' charging events over a 3-month period. It provides insights into weekly patterns and daily mechanisms of using shared facilities in a WPC environment. We identify insights that are relevant in the design of workplace-charging infrastructure, identify the design needs, emerging requirements, and highlight potential areas for sociotechnical-interventions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-3575-6, 978-1-4503-3575-1
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
MK:SMART, an integrated innovation and training programme leveraging large-scale city data to drive economic growth (Q-13-037-EM)H04HEFCE
Monetize Me? Privacy and the Quantified Self in the Digital EconomyEP/L021285/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Extra Information: Workshop held at 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015), colocated with ISWC 2015.
Keywords: design requirements; electric vehicle; usability; spatiotemporal analysis; workplace charging
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
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Item ID: 44703
Depositing User: Blaine Price
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 10:48
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:55
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