This thesis seeks to outline potential changes to the relation between car and individual, brought by the introduction of electric vehicles. A central aim of the analytical work is to outline theoretical and methodological procedures, to examine potential future changes on the basis of empirical studies of present phenomena. The empirical starting point is interviews with 9 Danish electrical vehicle users, that all have chosen to purchase and use electrical vehicles. The analytical focus of this thesis is to show how the experiences and reflections of these 9 individuals can be viewed as potential changes in the way the relationship between individual and car is socially organized. The results of the analytical work shows how potential tipping points, found in the relation between individual and car, could influence the development and success of electric vehicles and how the relation between individual and electric vehicles could change the characteristics of automobility. The main topic of the thesis is to put the notion of tipping points into practical use, and create a way to facilitate a meaningful debate about how technological advances or advances within planning can influence the way individuals reflect and act.
|Uddannelser||TekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 sep. 2010|
|Vejledere||Lise Drewes & Per Homann Jespersen|
- tipping point
- Electric Vehicle