EVS30: the SparkCity model

I’m proud of the SparkCity paper we presented at the EVS30 with the title:

“Agent-based Model for the Adoption and Impact of Electric Vehicles in Real Neighbourhoods”

Abstract: This paper describes the methodology and first results of an agent-based model for the buying, charging and driving of electric vehicles (ABCD model). The model can be used to predict the adoption, use and impact (e.g. on CO2 output and the electricity grid) of the transition to electric vehicles. It uses an integral, multi-level agent-based approach grounded in transition management theory with representative Dutch neighbourhoods and brings together domain experts from a wide range of fields.
We present a variety of results that illustrate the capabilities of such a model and highlights a number of causalities. It should however be noted that these results are not yet generalized to the national level, that parameterization with domain experts is ongoing and that vehicle and battery supply are not yet included as a constraint. As such the results are preliminary and have limited generalization potential.

I wrote it together with Peter Hogeveen and it gives the best current (oktober 2017) overview of the SparkCity model. And you can already download it here: Hoekstra_Hogeveen_EVS30.

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