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Decision-Aiding Evaluation of Public Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Cities and Resorts of Lithuania

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Department of Roads, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Department of Economics Engineering, Faculty of Business Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Department of Mobile Machinery and Railway Transport, Faculty of Transport Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Plytinės g. 27, LT-10105 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 904; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10040904
Received: 2 February 2018 / Revised: 17 March 2018 / Accepted: 17 March 2018 / Published: 21 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Construction Engineering)
In the National Communication Development of 2014–2022 Program and Guidelines of the Development of the Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure confirmed by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, it is planned that, until the year of 2025, among newly registered vehicles, electric ones should make at least 10%. Analysis of the trend of electric vehicles makes evident that the target does not have a real chance to be achieved without targeted efforts. In order to improve the infrastructure of electric vehicles in major cities and resorts of Lithuania, we have carried out a comparative analysis of public infrastructure for electric vehicles in 18 Lithuanian cities and resorts. For the quantitative analysis, we proposed eight criteria describing such an infrastructure. As perception of the infrastructure by owners of electric cars depends on complex factors, we used multiple criteria evaluation methods (MCDM) for evaluation of the current state of its development by four such methods: EDAS, SAW, TOPSIS, and PROMETHEE II. Based on the evaluation results, prominent and lagging factors were understood, and proposals for effective development of public infrastructure of electric vehicles were proposed for improvement of the infrastructure. View Full-Text
Keywords: development; electric vehicle; public infrastructure; MCDM; EDAS; SAW; TOPSIS; PROMETHEE II; COIN; decision-making development; electric vehicle; public infrastructure; MCDM; EDAS; SAW; TOPSIS; PROMETHEE II; COIN; decision-making
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Palevičius, V.; Podviezko, A.; Sivilevičius, H.; Prentkovskis, O. Decision-Aiding Evaluation of Public Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Cities and Resorts of Lithuania. Sustainability 2018, 10, 904.

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