Investigating the Future of Ultrafast Charging: A Choice Experiment in the Netherlands

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Ultrafast charging is developing and will soon be available to electric vehicles (EV). This research focuses on the feasibility of ultrafast charging for EV passenger cars in the Netherlands. We carried out a stated choice experiment with 311 respondents (all EV drivers) and developed mixed logit models based on random utility maximization. In deciding which charging type to choose, this research identified the charging point characteristics, price, proximity to shopping facilities, certainty of charging availability and not having to make a detour as key influential factors for EV drivers. Price changes and not having to make a detour substantially affect users’ choices for the charging types. Contrary to expectations, no significant results were found for urban density, age, technology awareness and importance of sustainability. Finally, the research results show that there is demand for ultrafast charging in the Netherlands even if users have to pay slightly more compared to other forms of charging.
Original languageEnglish
Article number70
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalWorld Electric Vehicle Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2020


  • UT-Hybrid-D
  • Electric vehicles
  • Charging behavior
  • Ultrafast charging
  • Stated preference
  • Discrete choice modeling


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