Planning an itinerary for an electric vehicle
Author(s)Chale-Gongora, Hugo G.; Doufene, Abdelkrim; Ishimatsu, Takuto; Krob, Daniel; de Weck, Olivier L.
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The steady increase in oil prices and awareness regarding environmental risks due to carbon dioxide emissions are promoting the current interest in electric vehicles. However, the current relatively low driving range (autonomy) of these vehicles, especially compared with the autonomy of existing internal combustion vehicles, remains an obstacle to their development. In order to reassure a driver of an electric vehicle and allow him to reach his destinations beyond the battery capacity, we describe a system which generates an energy plan for the driver. We present in this paper the electric vehicle ecosystem and we focus on the contribution of using the generalized multi-commodity network flow (GMCNF) model as a vehicle routing model that considers energy consumption and charging time in order to ensure the usage of an electric vehicle beyond its embedded autonomy by selecting the best routes to reach the destination with minimal time and/or cost. We also present some perspectives related to the utilization of autonomous electric vehicles and wireless charging systems. We conclude with some open research questions.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Chale-Gongora, Hugo G., Olivier de Weck, Abdelkrim Doufene, Takuto Ishimatsu, and Daniel Krob. “Planning an Itinerary for an Electric Vehicle.” 2014 IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON) (May 2014).
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