Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry

Electric vehicles: effect of the availability threshold on the transportation cost

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  • Author(s): Fabrice Chauvet, Névine Hafez, Jean‐Marie Proth
  • Article first published online: 30 Nov 1999
  • DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1526-4025(199907/09)15:3<169::AID-ASMB378>3.0.CO;2-E
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Abstract

This paper addresses the transportation problem using public electric cars. The management of this new form of transportation means considering two issues: the redistribution of the cars among the stations (in this paper, we assume that this issue is perfectly settled, the number of cars needed at each station being available at any time), and the recharge problem that we describe in this paper. At each station, a decision concerning the cars which should become available to customers, has to be taken. We assume that a vehicle is available when its charge is greater than a given threshold. Our goal is to optimize this threshold. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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