Driving and parking patterns of European car drivers – a mobility survey

Topic SustainabilityProductsPrivate TransportDevelopmentResearch Project/Research PublicationMobility Data Sets


  • Location: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom
  • Year: 2012
  • Initiator: JRC-IET, TRT, IPSOS


The development of innovative vehicles such as electric driven cars is an important potential option for improving the sustainability of the transport sector. A significant penetration of electric vehicles in the market is possible only if their use is compatible with mobility patterns of individuals.


The report aims at providing some insights on how electric vehicles could fit mobility habits of European car drivers.


A web-based car trips diary was filled in by on average 600 individuals in each country. The individuals logged for 7 consecutive days their driving and parking patterns in 5 minute intervals. For each trip several details such as departure and arrival time, distance and parking place were registered. Socioeconomic characteristics of individuals were also collected.


The outcomes of the survey provide relevant methodological hints to develop similar surveys in other contexts or to repeat the survey in other countries.


[1] Link to the publication.

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