• Kristoffer Fredslund Pehrson
4. term, Techno-Anthropology, Master (Master Programme)
In this master Thesis, I investigate how the image of infrastructure for electric cars looks now and in the future.
From the beginning of the process it became clear that there was a format war between the Japanese CHAdeMO and the European CSS combo that are two different modes of quick loading. I investigate the pros and cons of the two dif-ferent plug-standards, and using ANT I look at the types of networks that are formed around each standard.
CHAdeMO has the technical advantage that the car can charge and deliver power back to the power grid.
It provides some exciting opportunities to join the network surrounding the sup-ply grid. On the other hand CSS combo can charge significantly faster and and beside it has a strong network in Europa.
Tesla is currently running their own solo with their own standard and has an ambition to create a more closed network where Tesla's solar panels provide power directly to the car or the Tesla battery in the house.

It turns out that to be allowed to pay for charging was very difficult for custom-ers, especially when they moved beyond Denmark's borders. Therefore, I also treat the subject in the analysis and wonder if there is a need for a common standard.

I made 4 interviews with 4 different experts in the field. One from the consumer organization Forenede danske motor ejere, one from the Dansk Elbil Alliance, one from Forenede Danske Elbilister and one from Clever. This has been a great advantage, as I could get access to knowledge that is not to be written in any books, articles etc. This applies in particular the circumstances that reaches into the future.

LanguageEnglish
Publication date13 Sep 2018
Number of pages73
ID: 286923321