Addressing the different needs for Charging Infrastructure: An Analysis of Some Criteria for Charging Infrastructure Set-up
This study by Funke, Gnann, and Plötz (2015) from Fraunhofer ISI examines the role of electric mobility in reducing transport sector emissions, particularly in urban areas with high air pollution caused by conventional vehicles.
It emphasizes the advantages of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) over hydrogen-powered vehicles, as EVs can utilize existing household electricity infrastructure for charging. While additional public charging infrastructure is necessary, the majority of EVs can operate without it. The study analyzes German charging points and mobility patterns to assess infrastructure needs and compares coverage-oriented and demand-oriented approaches, concluding that determining the exact number of charging stations required on a large scale based on user demand alone is challenging