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Locating road-vehicle refueling stations


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  • Wang, Ying-Wei
  • Lin, Chuah-Chih
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    This study follows the concept of set cover for proposing a refueling-station-location model using a mixed integer programming method, based on vehicle-routing logics. Its solution uses only the easy-obtain data of the origin-destination distance matrix. A case study that focuses on the siting of refueling stations for achieving multiple origin-destination intercity travel via electric vehicles on Taiwan demonstrates the applicability of the model. Sensitivity analysis shows that greater vehicle range will result in a lower number of refueling stations that need to be sited. Range is crucial in reducing the facility-location costs, and therefore is an important issue in the development of alternative-fuel-vehicle technology.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

    Volume (Year): 45 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 (September)
    Pages: 821-829

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:5:p:821-829

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    Keywords: Refueling station Alternative-fuel vehicles Facility location Set cover Mixed integer programming;


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    1. Sathaye, Nakul & Kelley, Scott, 2013. "An approach for the optimal planning of electric vehicle infrastructure for highway corridors," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 15-33.
    2. Wang, Ying-Wei & Lin, Chuah-Chih, 2013. "Locating multiple types of recharging stations for battery-powered electric vehicle transport," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 76-87.
    3. Capar, Ismail & Kuby, Michael & Leon, V. Jorge & Tsai, Yu-Jiun, 2013. "An arc cover–path-cover formulation and strategic analysis of alternative-fuel station locations," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 227(1), pages 142-151.
    4. Nie, Yu (Marco) & Ghamami, Mehrnaz, 2013. "A corridor-centric approach to planning electric vehicle charging infrastructure," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 172-190.
    5. Nourbakhsh, Seyed Mohammad & Ouyang, Yanfeng, 2010. "Optimal fueling strategies for locomotive fleets in railroad networks," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 44(8-9), pages 1104-1114, September.


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