Range comfort zone of electric vehicle users – concept and assessment

@article{Franke2015RangeCZ,
  title={Range comfort zone of electric vehicle users – concept and assessment},
  author={Thomas Franke and Madlen G{\"u}nther and Maria Trantow and Nadine Rauh and Josef F. Krems},
  journal={Iet Intelligent Transport Systems},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={740-745}
}
Enhancing usable range and the range-related user experience in battery electric vehicle (BEV) use is an essential task in advancing electric mobility systems. The authors suggest the concept of comfortable range (i.e. the users’ range comfort zone or range safety buffer) as a benchmark variable for evaluating range-optimisation strategies. A methodology for assessing comfortable range was developed over the course of three BEV field trials. Here the final methodology is described and evaluated… 

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