Electromobility and carsharing/carpooling services at the University of Deusto : a preliminary exploratory survey
Genikomsakis, Konstantinos M.
Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
Engineering sciences. Technology
16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, October 6-9, 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands
University of Antwerp
The widespread deployment of electric vehicles is typically viewed as an approach that could help decarbonize the transportation sector, which is becoming increasingly linked not only to environmental problems, but also to social issues that contribute to the degradation of the quality of life. Alternative modes of transport with the aim to increase the occupancy of private cars are emerging as a means of alleviating the problems from traffic congestion, mainly in urban areas. At the same time, the university members are often considered to be more receptive to alternative transportation services such as carsharing, compared to the general population. Considering that academic communities offer fertile ground for the promotion of innovative actions, this paper presents a preliminary survey conducted at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, that aims to explore the potential interest and willingness to adopt the use of carsharing/carpooling services and electric vehicles. The results of this exploratory study provide the indication that the population under study maintains a positive attitude towards the transition to electromobility and use of alternative modes of transportation.