EVS30: EV driver survey by Auke Hoekstra and Nazir Refa
The second paper SparkCity, the Eindhoven University and ElaadNL presented at the EVS30 was a survey among experienced EV drivers. The picture proves I presented the poster to the guys and galls at home. There was actually a lot of interest! A big thanks to co-author Nazir Refa (who could unfortunately not be there) for all the help!
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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”
EVS30: calculating the total cost of ownership of EVs by Auke Hoekstra
@AukeHoekstra explaining the Positive TCO and Agent Based Model for EV’s and trucks pic.twitter.com/0ACLvrkWL1
— Roland Steinmetz (@SteinmetzNL) October 9, 2017
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Three students graduate using the SparkCity model
Recently it was that time of the year again: the moment when students quickly finish their study before they have to pay next years college tuition.
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Challenge to the Status Quo
Our transition to renewable energy is one of the biggest changes in the history of mankind (see the 5th energy revolution). So why are most of the authoritative models so tame?
The 5th energy revolution
I think of the transition to sustainable energy as the 5th energy revolution and it might be our biggest yet. I think it helps to put things in perspective to look at it that way and it also helps us understand that computers play a vital and as of yet underutilized role in this revolution.
How to make a difference in the energy transition?
“How do you make a difference?” This was the question that was asked students during the opening of the All Energy Day 2014 regarding the energy transition. Probably most of them were a little bit overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the presenter. They did not have a suitable answer right away, which resulted in silent moments with some awkwardness. Continue reading “How to make a difference in the energy transition?”
Martin Fowler on NOSQL and graph databases
Since SparkCity is a virtual city, it exists in the form of bits and bytes on some computer. “Building” stuff requires moving and storing these bits and bytes the right way. Which is another way of saying that the database is the very fundament of SparkCity. Continue reading “Martin Fowler on NOSQL and graph databases”
Effective policy measures to speed up the adoption of EVs
“If we want to work towards a cleaner society, it’s most effective if we switch to potentially clean cars directly.”
Based on a detailed simulation, a PhD thesis (full text here) that will be defended this Friday (7th of March 2014) gives policy makers three pieces of sound advice. I translate it to the impact on electric cars and charging infrastructure. Continue reading “Effective policy measures to speed up the adoption of EVs”