Understanding the linkage between charging network coverage and charging opportunity

Changzheng Liu, Zhenhong Lin, Eleftheria Kontou, Xing Wu

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Abstract

Using GPS-based travel survey data, this paper estimates the relationship between public charging network coverage and charging opportunity, defined as the probability of being able to access public charging for a driver at one of his/her stops or at one travel day. Understanding this relationship is of important interests to the electric vehicle industry and government in determining appropriate charging infrastructure deployment level and estimating the impact of public charging on market adoption of electric vehicles. The analysis finds that drivers' trip destinations concentrate on a few popular places. If top 1% of most popular places are installed with public chargers, on average, drivers will be able to access public charging at 20% of all their stops and 1/3 of their travel days; If 20% of most popular places are installed with public chargers, drivers will be able to access public charging at 89% of all their stops and 94% of their travel days. These findings are encouraging, implying charging network can be efficiently designed by concentrating at a few popular places while still providing a high level of charging opportunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEVS 2016 � 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium
PublisherElectric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition
ISBN (Electronic)9781510832701
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event29th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 19 2016Jun 22 2016

Publication series

NameEVS 2016 - 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium

Conference

Conference29th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2016
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/19/166/22/16

Keywords

  • Charging
  • Drive r
  • GPS
  • Infrastructure
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fuel Technology

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    Liu, C., Lin, Z., Kontou, E., & Wu, X. (2016). Understanding the linkage between charging network coverage and charging opportunity. In EVS 2016 � 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS 2016 - 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium). Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition.