Monday, November 13, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Charged Up & Ready to Roll: A Study of Differences in EV Charging Behavior across Residential Owners
Session ID
C3 - EV Charging

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption for residential customers is rapidly expanding. The availability, pricing, and rollouts of new vehicles is allowing a broader range of customers to own EVs. Previous studies of residential EV charging behaviors focused only on early EV adopters or had a small sample size. Most of these studies characterized EV users as a monolithic entity focusing on the “typical” EV user. As EV adoption becomes more widespread, characterizing all users based on the concept of a “typical” EV user is no longer sufficient for grid capacity and policy planning. Uplight’s mission is to motivate and enable energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. To accomplish this, Uplight partners with utilities across North America to identify, engage, and motivate EV owners to participate in EV and other programs, including managed charging and EV-specific time-of-use rates. To do this effectively, our internal team of data scientists generate insights about energy users and their electric vehicle charging behavior. In this study, we focus on recent energy consumption data for thousands of residential households with EVs. We leverage this dataset to characterize different types of EV owners and charging behaviors exploring the variation within charging and user preferences related to time of day, day of the week, frequency, and consumption.

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