Using Behavioral Models to Analyse the Potential for Solar Electric Vehicle Charging in Australia
When: June 8, 2023 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: ECJ 1.322 Zoom Meeting ID: 993 8013 6421
The efficacy of electric vehicles (EVs) in reducing emissions is contingent on the source of energy used for charging. Australia is a leading country in residential rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations per capita, which already results in a mid-day electricy surplus. While using solar energy resouces for EV charging seems to be an imminent opportunity from an energy supply perspective, it may impose temporal and spatial constraints on the demand. For example, direct charging from residential PVs may require individuals to be parked at their homes during high insolation times. This seminar presents the results of a series of behavioral investigations mapping the heterogeneity in consumer activity-travel behavior and preferences regarding EV charging. We discuss how policy recommendations can be tailored to different consumer segments to maximise the potential for solar EV charging in Australia.
Patricia S. Lavieri (Assistant Professor at University of Melbourne)
Dr Patricia S. Lavieri is an Assistant Professor in Transport Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her goal is to contribute to the development of more sustainable and equitable societies that leverage smart technologies. She earned her Ph.D.from the University of Texas at Austin, and her background includes qualitative and quantitative research methods, particularly in the field of advanced discrete choice modelling. She has had high-impact contributions to the modelling of user preferences for emerging transport technologies and services, such as ride-hailing, bike-sharing, and electric, connected, and automated vehicles.