The co-operative project between NTNU and SINTEF Energy Research had its focus on the car users, the environment and the power sector. NTNU represented by Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture answered whether potential car customers will choose to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle and how future electric/hybrid vehicle car owners see themselves using the car.
Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU did analyze the life-cycle greenhouse gas, material and toxic impacts of a significant market penetration of electric and hybrid vehicles. SINTEF Energy Research did analyze the impact on the power system and what changes needed to make it easy for car users accessing the power market and the electric network.
The project did discuss strategies and opportunities to different actors as the car user, the frames and regulations from authorities, the car concept developer, the charge station provider, the market provider or the account manger.
The project was a skills upgrading project (KMB) managed by SINTEF Energy Research and financed by the Energy Council of Norway, BKK Nett AS, Eidsiva Energi AS, Miljø Innovasjon AS, Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk og TrønderEnergi.