A Location Model for Heterogeneous Electric Scooter Users' Recharging Service

  • 蕭 孟如

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Energy sustainability has been a noticeable issue in the 21th century To reduce greenhouse gas alternative fuel such as electricity appears to be the second choice for green transport Development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is an unstoppable trend which has often been suggested as a solution to reduce fuel consumption and air pollution In Taiwan there are 1 37 million internal combustion engine scooters in 2015; the density of the scooters is the highest in the world Electric Scooters (ESs) which have been widely adopted by Asians so far have the characteristics of cheap convenient environmentally friendly and flexible ESs are expected to replace traditional ones in the future However the popularities of ES in Taiwan are minuteness The major barrier for people to adopt EVs is range anxiety a fear caused by uncertain battery life and/or electricity duration of EVs To alleviate this problem strategically locating recharging services is indispensable Although there are many studies about locating recharging services for EVs most of them are conducted from the view point of the supplier This study proposes a location model aiming at minimizing the total cost of supply and demand sides The location model can help to decide which location(s) to locate multiple types of recharging services among potential candidate locations The proposed model applies the Multi-Objective Programming (MOP) method by considering the traits of heterogeneous ESs users of different levels of range anxiety and values of time The model formulation is solved by LINGO solver The empirical study results indicate that: (1) heterogeneous users need more recharging services compared with those of homogeneous users’ demands (2) with relaxed capacity constraints the decision makers can make more economical locating plans and (3) the higher the value of time of users is the larger number of battery exchange services is The ultimate goal of this study is to assist governments and/or commercial operators to make desirable location decisions for ES recharging services and stimulate the popularity of ESs
Date of Award2016 Jul 25
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorShou-Ren Hu (Supervisor)

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A Location Model for Heterogeneous Electric Scooter Users' Recharging Service
孟如, 蕭. (Author). 2016 Jul 25

Student thesis: Master's Thesis