Electric Vehicle Sharing Planning and Operations

Car sharing has been recognized as a missing link to sustainable transportation that integrates flexibility, mobility and accessibility from private vehicles and economy and sustainability from public transits. The environmental and social benefits of car sharing can be further enhanced by using electric vehicles (EVs). This research aims to propose methodologies and tools for planning, designing and operating EV sharing systems, considering the interdependent relationships among the EV service, the power system, and society. The focus of this research is one-way station based EV sharing. These developments expect to promote clean energy transportation and shared mobility in society. This project has four tasks: (i) First, the project will conduct relevant literature review to understand the research frontier and relevant research gaps in this area; (ii) Second, the project will analyze problem settings and propose mathematical models; (iii) Third, the project will develop an efficient solution approach; and (iv) test the proposed models with numerical examples and case studies. The four tasks are planned to be accomplished in two years. The work in the first year (Phase I) will focus on Task I and II.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $80,039
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    4202 E. Flowler Avenue, ENB 118
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350
  • Principal Investigators:

    Li, Xiaopeng

    Zhang, Yu

  • Start Date: 20161130
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171129
  • Actual Completion Date: 20171129
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01633735
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2017 1:18PM