Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Factors affecting the development of electric vehicle-based car-sharing schemes

Professor John Nelson, holds the Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and is Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR)

27th Jun 2017  11:00 am - Darlington Centre Conference Room – 174 City Road, Darlington

John Nelson

Venue: The Darlington Centre Conference Room – 174 City Road, Darlington

Bio: Professor John Nelson holds the Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and is Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR). He is also an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney. John is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve transport systems as well as the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable mobility. John Nelson is the immediate past Chairman of the Universities’ Transport Study Group (UTSG), which promotes transport teaching and research across the UK and Ireland. He served as Scientific Director for the ITS European Congress in Glasgow (June 2016).

Abstract: Although the increasing popularity of electric vehicles is contributing to a reduction in vehicular pollution their market share is still comparatively small. One strategy for increasing the momentum behind electric vehicles is to encourage their inclusion in the fleets of car-sharing companies. Car-sharing operates by giving access to a vehicle to a number of users at different times and usually for a relatively short time period. There is currently rapid growth in one-way car-sharing worldwide, in which the vehicle can be dropped off at a different location to the pickup point. Crucially, one-way car-sharing gives the opportunity for travellers to utilise multiple modes (including car-sharing) for their journey provided the proper intermodal connections are present. This Seminar looks at one-way electric vehicle car-sharing systems and how they may become an important component of city transport systems in the future.