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Optimizing charging station locations for urban taxi providers


  • Asamer, Johannes
  • Reinthaler, Martin
  • Ruthmair, Mario
  • Straub, Markus
  • Puchinger, Jakob


Recently, electric vehicles are gaining importance which helps to reduce dependency on oil, increases energy efficiency of transportation, reduces carbon emissions and noise, and avoids tail pipe emissions. Because of short daily driving distances, high mileage, and intermediate waiting time, fossil-fuelled taxi vehicles are ideal candidates for being replaced by battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Moreover, taxi BEVs would increase visibility of electric mobility and therefore encourage others to purchase an electric vehicle. Prior to replacing conventional taxis with BEVs, a suitable charging infrastructure has to be established. This infrastructure consists of a sufficiently dense network of charging stations taking into account the lower driving ranges of BEVs.

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  • Asamer, Johannes & Reinthaler, Martin & Ruthmair, Mario & Straub, Markus & Puchinger, Jakob, 2016. "Optimizing charging station locations for urban taxi providers," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 85(C), pages 233-246.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:85:y:2016:i:c:p:233-246
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.01.014

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