Survey Introduction

Thank you for your interest in participating in Phase I of the INVENT (Intelligent Electric Vehicle Integration) research study at UCSD. The intent of this survey is to collect information on the demographics and commuting behaviors of Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers at UCSD. This survey will also provide the INVENT project team with additional data to aid in the selection of Project Drivers from the UCSD community for Phase II of this research study.

In Phase II, a selection of up to 65 EV drivers who have completed this survey will provide data from their EVs and allow for different uni- and/or bi-directional EV charging services through designated chargers while parked at UCSD during the project period running from present until 12/31/20, or until you choose to end your participation, whichever comes first. In the case that the INVENT data collection period changes and ends before 12/31/20, the project team will give as much advance notice as possible to study participants. Participation in Phase II is not required to complete this survey, and not all who complete this survey will be selected to participate in Phase II.

If you so choose, you can stop your participation in the survey at any time. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes. 

All survey responses are due by Tuesday, July 31st at 5 pm for those parties interested in participating in Phase 2. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the content of this survey please contact knorris@ucsd.edu.

By clicking “OK” below you are indicating that you are at least 18 years old, hold a valid drivers license to drive in California, have read this online survey consent form, and agree to participate in Phase I of this research study. Please print a copy of the online survey consent form for your records.

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* 1. What is your first name?

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* 2. What is your last name?

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* 3. What is your affiliation to the University of California, San Diego?

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* 4. What is the make, model, and year of your current electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle?

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* 5. If you lease your current vehicle, when will your lease be up?

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* 6. If you own your current vehicle, how much longer do you plan on driving it?

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* 7. Please specify your gender.

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* 8. Please specify your ethnicity.

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* 9. How old are you? 

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* 10. What gross annual income level best applies to you? 

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* 11. How many members are there in your household?

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* 12. What type of housing do you live in?

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* 13. Where do you charge your electric vehicle the most often?

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* 14. During a regular work week, on how many days do you charge your vehicle at charging stations on the UCSD campus?

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* 15. On average, how many miles is your commute to work (one-way)?

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* 16. What is your home zip code?

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* 17. Do you make any additional stops on your regular commute (e.g., picking up/dropping off children, picking up/dropping off carpoolers, going to another place of work, etc.)?

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* 18. Can a Project Team member contact you to discuss your participation in Phase II of the INVENT project as a potential project driver?

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* 19. If you are chosen to participate in Phase II, please rank your desired charging location on the UCSD campus, with 1 being your top choice. A map of all six locations can be found here (the map will open up in a separate browser window).

Thank you for your time in completing this survey.

If you answered “Yes” to question 18 and have provided a valid email address/phone number, someone from the research team will contact you within the few weeks months to let you know if we are interested in speaking with you further about participation in Phase II.

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