Lunch seminar: Cost effective battery electric vehicles and their charging strategies

A digital seminar with Associate Professor Anders Grauers.

Note: This seminar was first booked on April 28, but was postponed and moved to a digital platform due to the Corona outbreak.


​​In recent years, battery electric vehicles have been considered not only for cars, but for many types of road vehicles. Analysis from a system perspective has revealed several insights about which vehicles are especially suitable to be battery electric, and it also shows how to size batteries and which chargers are needed to reach a low total cost. Some of the results goes against some conventional wisdom, for example: 

• Many heavy commercial battery electric vehicles will have lower cost than today’s diesel vehicles.
• Battery driven long haul trucks are as cost effective as battery trucks for short ranges.
• Public ultra-fast charging is no more expensive than slow charging.
• It is a good idea to pay 10 SEK/kWh for charging (…sometimes).
• Batteries are just as suitable for really large vehicles as for small vehicles (heavy trucks, mining trucks, ferries).
• The cost for the building new electric distribution grid is negligible.

Welcome to this lunch seminar/webinar! Please note that this seminar is for employees at Chalmers and GU, but not intended for students.

Register here! Please send in questions prior to the meeting, making it easier for us to prepare. While listening to this seminar, please keep your microphone on mute and post questions in the chat window.
Category Seminar
Starts: 03 June, 2020, 12:00
Ends: 03 June, 2020, 13:15

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