Lunchtime Seminar - Tanja Merfeld (Universität Münster)
Title: "E-Vehicle Service Potentials"
Tanja Merfeld is a doctoral student with the Department of Information Systems at WWU Münster. She has been a member of the research group of Prof. Stephan Meisel since 2015. Before joining the group she studied Information Systems at the University of Münster (Bachelor) and at the University of Würzburg (Master). Tanja's research focuses on decision support for maximizing the benefits of e-vehicle services.
Electric vehicles have received significant attention as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional vehicles with combustion engines. In order to achieve the goal of one million electric cars on the road by 2020, the German federal government recently announced a buyer’s premium of €4000. However, most customers will make their buying decisions for electric cars depending on the long term financial benefits of e-car ownership. E-vehicle services are a potential source of financial benefits of e-car ownership. In this talk we first present a classification of e-vehicle service potentials. We then illustrate by a case study with one household and one electric vehicle that the financial benefits realized with e-vehicle services crucially depend on the decision rules applied for operating the vehicle.