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Electric Car Sharing as an Integrated Part of Public Transport: Customers’ Needs and Experience

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The project BeMobility/Berlin elektroMobil aims to investigate the benefits and draw backs of electric vehicles as part of the public transport system. Therefore, about 40 electric vehicles (EV) were integrated into a public car sharing system in Berlin and research was conducted measuring users acceptance of this service. By utilising online surveys this service was tested for user friendliness, everyday usability and its modal integration. The study revealed unique user groups whose travel patterns are multimodal and dominated by public transport. These sample groups can be characterised as environmentally friendly and open-minded towards car sharing and mobility concepts in general. Positive expectations and experience with EVs are related to quality and pleasure of driving whilst aspects of charging and costs are considered in a critical way. In order to cater for everyday mobility an integration of electric car sharing into Berlin‘s public transport system is perceived as sensible. This will provide the opportunity to compensating for limitations of electric vehicles.


  • Public Transport
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Modal Choice
  • Travel Behavior
  • Electric Mobility

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Kramer, S., Hoffmann, C., Kuttler, T., Hendzlik, M. (2014). Electric Car Sharing as an Integrated Part of Public Transport: Customers’ Needs and Experience. In: Hülsmann, M., Fornahl, D. (eds) Evolutionary Paths Towards the Mobility Patterns of the Future. Lecture Notes in Mobility. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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