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Battery Sizing for Serial Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles: A Model-Based Economic Analysis for Germany

  • Ernst, Christian-Simon

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    (Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika), RWTH Aachen University)

  • Hackbarth, André

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    (E.ON Energy Research Center, Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN))

  • Madlener, Reinhard

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    (E.ON Energy Research Center, Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN))

  • Lunz, Benedikt

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    (E.ON Energy Research Center, Power Generation and Storage Systems (PGS), RWTH Aachen University)

  • Sauer, Dirk Uwe

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    (E.ON Energy Research Center, Power Generation and Storage Systems (PGS), RWTH Aachen University)

  • Eckstein, Lutz

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    (Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika), RWTH Aachen University)

The battery size of a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is decisive for the pure electrical range of the vehicle and crucial for the cost-effectiveness of this particular vehicle concept. Based on the energy consumption of a conventional reference car and a PHEV, we introduce a comprehensive total cost of ownership model for the average car user in Germany for both vehicle types. The model takes into account the purchase price, fixed annual costs and variable operating costs. The amortization time of a PHEV also depends on the recharging strategy (once a day, once a night, after each trip), the battery size as well as the battery costs. We find that PHEVs with a 4 kWh battery and at current lithium-ion battery prices reach the break-even point after about six years (five years when using the lower night-time electricity tariffs). With higher battery capacities the amortization time becomes significantly longer. Even with the small battery size and assuming the EU-15 electricity mix, a PHEV is found to emit only around 60% of the CO2 emissions of a comparable conventional car. Thus, with the PHEV concept a cost-effective introduction of electric mobility and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per vehicle can be reached.

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Paper provided by E.ON Energy Research Center, Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN) in its series FCN Working Papers with number 14/2010.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2010
Date of revision: Jun 2011
Handle: RePEc:ris:fcnwpa:2010_014
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