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Observed Charging Rates in California


As a complement to various modeling efforts around the country, we provide a brief snapshot of charging behavior in the California market based on self-reported data. This is intended to be a resource for researchers to help guide assumptions on the effect that charging access, range, commuting patterns, and housing type have on charging usage. The data are reported charging events over the last 7 days by 2830 survey respondents in June- October 2017 as part of the Advanced Plug-in Travel and Charging Behavior Project funded by the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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