Flip the Fleet: a Citizen Science Approach to Accelerating Uptake of Low Emission Vehicles in New Zealand.
Encouraging uptake of Low Emission Vehicles (LEVs) in New Zealand requires extraordinary efforts to overcome barriers of misconceptions amongst potential purchasers, the absence of strong financial subsidies and regulatory incentives to buy LEVs, and sparse rapid charging infrastructure. The Flip the Fleet project (FtF) takes a ‘citizen science’ approach to better inform the public and businesses of LEV practicality…….
Estimation of the fossil fuel savings by Low Emission Vehicles (LEVs) requires an estimate of the fuel consumption of ‘equivalent’ internal combustion engine vehicles (ICVs) that have been displaced. Therefore we first constructed a statistical model of standardised vehicle test ‘driving cycle’ measures of fuel consumption of 90 conventional (ICVs) for ‘urban’, ‘ex-urban’ and ‘combined’ driving conditions in New Zealand. The model …….