Household vehicle miles traveled (VMT) has traditionally been studied in the context of gasoline vehicles. In this study, the researchers analyze VMT of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) to understand PEV use and the factors that influence their use in a household. The researchers use data from a unique repeat survey of PEV owners in California who were originally surveyed when they first bought their vehicle. Having two survey responses per household makes it possible to obtain more reliable VMT data and analyze the change in VMT over the vehicle ownership period. The results show that PEV VMT is correlated with traditional factors like population density, built environment, attitudes towards technology, and lifestyle preferences.

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Date: January 1, 2022

Countries: United States

States: California