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Smarter Charging : Power Allocation Accounting for Travel Time of Electric Vehicle Drivers

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Fridgen, Gilbert ; Thimmel, Markus ; Weibelzahl, Martin ; Wolf, Linda:
Smarter Charging : Power Allocation Accounting for Travel Time of Electric Vehicle Drivers.
In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 97 (August 2021) .
ISSN 1361-9209

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Projektgruppe WI Nachhaltiges Energiemanagement & Mobilität
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Growing electric vehicle (EV) dissemination will increase charging infrastructure installation at home. Similar daily routines are associated with high peak loads due to simultaneous EV charging. However, predominantly residential power transmission is not designed for such high loads, yielding charging bottlenecks and restricting future charging at home. Addressing such bottleneck situations and including the EV driver perspective, we introduce a power allocation mechanism that considers the total travel time of the upcoming trip, consisting of actual driving time and time required for charging externally (including the detour to public charging facilities). Assuming that travel time generally negatively correlates with EV driver utility, our optimization model maximizes the resulting utility of EV drivers. Avoiding unnecessary external charging stops due to an insufficient state of charge at the time of departure, our approach generates travel time savings that increase overall EV driver utility. We illustrate our approach using exemplary cases.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Electric mobility; Smart charging; Power allocation; Utility; Travel time
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Energy Research and Energy Technology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Forschungszentrum für Modellbildung und Simulation (MODUS)
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 07:21
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 05:11