Designing and Managing Infrastructure for Shared Connected Electric Vehicles

The long-term goal of this work is to integrate strategic and tactical management of the vehicle-infrastructure system to support electrified shared mobility. Algorithms are being developed that integrate real-time information on state of charge, customer demand trends, and infrastructure availability to maximize shared electric mobility at minimal cost to the operator. This tactical control model will then be integrated into a strategic infrastructure network design model that determines the locations, charging rates, and number of plugs for each charging station. Constituent sub-models of mobility patterns and demand will be calibrated using data from existing connected vehicle services (BMW’s ReachNow, which operates in Seattle, Portland, and New York City).