Multi-Criteria Analysis of Electric Vans for City Logistics
AbstractAtmospheric emissions of anthropogenic origin are one of the most important problems in cities. A particularly discrete ecological footprint in urban environment is made by urban freight transport. This problem has become the key challenge for all stakeholder groups involved in freight transport in urban areas. Over the recent years, there has been a growing interest in using alternative fuel vehicles in urban logistics, including those equipped with electric drive systems. This paper presents a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) of selected electric vehicles (EVs) in the context of their application for the purposes of deliveries in cities. In methodological terms, we present a unique MCA-based approach for evaluation of Electric Freight Vehicles (EFVs). A successful attempt is made to build a multistep MCA procedure based on two carefully selected MCDA methods (PROMETHEE II and fuzzy TOPSIS) to handle both certain and uncertain data sets in a single decision process. In practical terms, we successfully demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed approach by creating a set of decision maker’s preference models (based on certain and uncertain data) of carefully selected EFVs and provide sensitivity and robustness analyses of the obtained solutions. View Full-Text
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Wątróbski, J.; Małecki, K.; Kijewska, K.; Iwan, S.; Karczmarczyk, A.; Thompson, R.G. Multi-Criteria Analysis of Electric Vans for City Logistics. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1453.
Wątróbski J, Małecki K, Kijewska K, Iwan S, Karczmarczyk A, Thompson RG. Multi-Criteria Analysis of Electric Vans for City Logistics. Sustainability. 2017; 9(8):1453.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wątróbski, Jarosław; Małecki, Krzysztof; Kijewska, Kinga; Iwan, Stanisław; Karczmarczyk, Artur; Thompson, Russell G. 2017. "Multi-Criteria Analysis of Electric Vans for City Logistics." Sustainability 9, no. 8: 1453.