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Driving style and energy consumption with everyday use of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Chargeable vehicles with focus on plug-in hybrid vehicles have become common. The impact PHEVs have on the energy consumption significantly varies with driving behaviour, charging possibilities, and the driving mission. This study investigates how PHEVs function during real driving. Questionnaires, interviews, and measurement vehicle data are evaluated. Key findings is that the fuel consumption decreases significantly at low speeds compared to a combustion engine vehicle, and that the drivers believe that they adopt the driving to the characteristics of the PHEV, but this is not found in the measurement data. The vehicle is behavious in the way the driver wants without any adaptation required.

Magnus Hjälmdahl,  Ahlström, Christer, Per Henriksson and Christofer Sundström


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