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Locating road-vehicle refueling stations


  • Wang, Ying-Wei
  • Lin, Chuah-Chih


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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  • Wang, Ying-Wei & Lin, Chuah-Chih, 2009. "Locating road-vehicle refueling stations," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(5), pages 821-829, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:5:p:821-829

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