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Range anxiety in potential electric vehicle users

Schlüter, J. (2017) Range anxiety in potential electric vehicle users.

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Abstract:The current study examines how inexperienced users deal with the limited range capacity of a battery electric vehicle. The focus lies on prioritizing the display user requirements that are relevant for managing limited range resources. In total 18 participants have taken part in a face-to-face interview to find out which user requirements are most important. A set of user requirements was derived from the coded interviews. The importance of a number of features is tied to the way they are presented. Participants expressed concerns about dealing with unfamiliar units of measurement and highlighted the importance of adjustable presentation. This corresponds with findings of Neumann and Krems (2015) who reported difficulties with understanding of electrical units. The results provide a number of design implications to improve understanding of the given feedback. Like more experienced users the participants in the current study value an estimate of their remaining range the most as it enables them to secure that they can reach their destination.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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