Personal vehicle driving patterns 

In order to better understand the future demand for gas and electricity from transport, is interested in investigating when gas and electric vehicles will become competitive for private consumers. is therefore undertaking an analysis of personal vehicles that involves dividing them into vehicle segments. This analysis will require economy and fuel usage estimates for future vehicles, as well as assumptions regarding how the Danish passenger vehicle fleet as a whole will evolve, both of which will undertake. In addition, it will require assumptions about current and future driving patterns for each of the proposed passenger vehicle segments.


Ea contributed to this effort by undertaking an analysis of current and future driving patters, and dividing the segments according to gasoline and diesel, and the vehicle weight:


  • Under 1000 kg
  • 1001 - 1300 kg
  • 1301 - 1500 kg
  • Over 1500 kg


Outputs from the project included average annual km driven, and distribution thereof, for the 8 vehicle categories . It is clear from the data that there are large differences between the average km driven by gasoline vs diesel vehicles of the same weight, and there are also large differences between diesel and gasoline when looking at the total Danish passenger vehicle fleet, and the distribution of vehicle size.


The project was carried out from December 2016 to January 2017.




Last update 09-Feb-2017

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Contact: Christian Bang



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