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A Lightweight Simulation Framework for the Analysis of Electrified Vehicle Fleets


Publication Details
Author(s): Berndt R, Schellenberg S, Eckhoff D, German R
Editor(s): IEEE
Publishing place: Glasgow, Scotland
Publication year: 2015
Conference Proceedings Title: 81th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring (VTC 2015-Spring)
Pages range: 1-5

Event details
Event: 81th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring (VTC 2015-Spring)
Event location: Glasgow, Schottland
Start date of the event: 11/05/2015
End date of the event: 14/05/2015
Language: English

Abstract

Replacing combustion vehicles with electric vehicles is a major step towards reducing CO 2 emissions. With regard to this shift, in particular commercial or governmental vehicle fleets are believed to be early adopters. However, the electrification of vehicle fleets is a complex task since it can have a huge impact on companies’ day-to-day-business. This article presents a lightweight simulation framework to support the planning process and to study important effects of vehicle fleet electrification. Our discrete event-based approach allows to investigate economical and environmental aspects, such as the impact on operating costs, the required electric energy, or the amount of CO 2 emissions. Based on a given trip schedule (consisting of start time, distance, and duration), the framework allows deriving all necessary information, among others to dimension both the vehicle fleet and the charging infrastructure. We show the usefulness and the capability of our model by presenting results for a mid-sized company’s vehicle fleet comprising 100 vehicles.



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APA: Berndt, R., Schellenberg, S., Eckhoff, D., & German, R. (2015). A Lightweight Simulation Framework for the Analysis of Electrified Vehicle Fleets. In IEEE (Eds.), 81th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring (VTC 2015-Spring) (pp. 1-5). Glasgow, Scotland.

MLA: Berndt, Rüdiger, et al. "A Lightweight Simulation Framework for the Analysis of Electrified Vehicle Fleets." Proceedings of the 81th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring (VTC 2015-Spring), Glasgow, Schottland Ed. IEEE, Glasgow, Scotland, 2015. 1-5.

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