Optimal Charging Station Planning to Adapt Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles under Both Normal and Evacuation Scenarios (Project B6)

Recently, the climate change effect is quickly moving up the agenda of Government and companies to promote the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). To move toward this goal, state of the art shows that the critical obstacle is insufficient EV charger infrastructure. Accordingly, many state and local agencies (e.g., state DOTs, counties, and cities), and companies (e.g., Tesla), are planning to install fast-charging infrastructure (e.g., Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC)). However, charging stations and the roads around them will easily become congested resources in the transportation network due to relatively long charging time (>20 minutes). This STRIDE project will develop an optimal roadside DCFC charging station installation (location and capacity) plan by integrating optimization, simulation, queue theory, link flow dynamics, and machine learning approaches to mitigate charging station queueing and nearby traffic congestion. The resulted modeling and algorithms will enable adaptive roadside DCFC installation plan fitting the massive EV usage under both normal and evacuation scenarios. The research team will use the Florida State highway system as the testbed and build simulation studies through Florida Statewide Model FLSWM to evaluate the performance of our approaches. The team expects their approaches can help both transportation electrification and resilience in USA.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $90000
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    • 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:

      Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

      University of Florida
      365 Weil Hall
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Project Managers:

      Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida Transportation Institute

      P.O. Box 116580
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611

      Florida International University

      10555 West Flagler Street
      Miami, FL  United States  33174
    • Principal Investigators:

      Du, Lili

      Jin, Xia

    • Start Date: 20220201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230523
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01854179
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Aug 10 2022 2:11PM