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User Acceptance of Electric Vehicles in Mountainous and Cold District
Published May 23, 2012 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Electric vehicles usually have shorter range because of their limited battery capacity. Various kinds of field operation tests on their user acceptance have been executed in all parts of the world. The authors carried out one-year field test using two types of EVs for tourism and general use. The field is mountainous area with a low population density and heavily snow-covered in the winter season. This paper reports the user acceptance of the EVs in such severe driving environment for EV operation.