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Location-Allocation of Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers—Research and Practice

Idaho National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1625, MS 3632, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA
Presented at EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018, Kobe, Japan, 1–3 October 2018.
World Electr. Veh. J. 2019, 10(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj10010012
Received: 31 January 2019 / Revised: 28 February 2019 / Accepted: 4 March 2019 / Published: 6 March 2019
This paper conducts a comparative analysis of academic research on location-allocation of electric vehicle fast chargers into the pattern of the actual fast-charger allocation in the United States. The work aims to highlight the gap between academic research and actual practice of charging-station placement and operation. It presents evidence that the node-serving approach is, in fact, applied in the actual location-allocation of fast charging stations. However, little evidence suggests that flow-capturing, which has been much more predominantly applied in research, is being applied in practice. The author argues that a large-scale location-allocation plan for public fast chargers should be formulated based on explicit consideration of stakeholders, the objective, practical constraints, and underlining assumptions. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric vehicle; fast chargers; location-allocation electric vehicle; fast chargers; location-allocation
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Motoaki, Y. Location-Allocation of Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers—Research and Practice. World Electr. Veh. J. 2019, 10, 12.

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