Transition Pathways To Efficient (Electrified) Transport For Households “TRANS2HOUSE”

Joeri Van Mierlo, Cathy Macharis, Maarten Messagie, Kenneth Lebeau, Philippe Lebeau, Faycal-Siddikou Boureima, Nele Sergeant, Joachim Hollevoet, Laurence Turcksin, Sylvia Heyvaert, Daan Six, Raf Ponnette, Tobias Denys, Yves De Weerdt, Grietus Mulder, Hans Michiels, Stijn Vernaillen, Stephan Van Den Zegel, Alain Sterck

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The main objective of the Trans2House project is to investigate how to develop driving forces and shift the social, cultural, technological, economic and political barriers to household energy consumption reduction. The focus is on personal transport, as a part of the household. Public transportation, electric scooters and bicycles however fall out of the scope of this project. This study also aims at assessing the transition towards EVs and PHEVs for Belgium and its regions, while having a critical eye on their impact on the sustainability goals as defined in the EU 20-20-20 objective. It considers also the budgetary impact on households, the impact on employment and related economic issues like the competitiveness of Belgium. Due to the higher energy efficiency, a reduction in fuel consumption is expected when introducing electrified transport. This will result in a decrease in fuel expenses for households. Whether the fuel saving leads to less CO2 emissions strongly depends on the way the extra electricity need will be produced. The electrified vehicles can extend the green energy production by being flexible consumers if their charge moments are controlled. Other emissions as NOx and small particles are in all cases diminishing and in addition no pollutants are emitted where the vehicles are driving. These considerations have been explored in this project and transformed to the Belgian situation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Electric Vehicles
  • households,
  • transport
  • electricity network
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Life Cycle Cost
  • Purchase behavior
  • Stake holder validation
  • Charging infrastructure


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