Simulation of free-floating vehicle charging behaviour at public charging points

Vincent C. Gorka, Jurjen R. Helmus, Michael H. Lees

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As society has to adapt to changing energy sources and consumption, it is driving away from fossil energy. One particular area of interest is electrical driving and the increasing demand for (public) charging facilities. For municipalities, it is essential to adapt to this changing demand and provide more public charging facilities.

In order to accommodate on roll-out strategies in metropolitan areas a data driven simulation model, SEVA1, has been developed The SEVA base model used in this paper is an Agent-Based model that incorporate past sessions to predict future charging behaviour.

Most EV users are habitual users and tend to use a small subset of the available charge facilities, by that obtaining a pattern is within the range possibilities. Yet, for non-habitual users, for example, car sharing users, obtaining a pattern is much harder as the cars use a significantly higher amount of charge points.

The focus of this research is to explore different model implementations to assess the potential of predicting free-floating cars from the non-habitual user population. Most important result is that we now can simulate effects of deployement of car sharing users in the system, and with that the effect on convenience for habitual users. Results show that the interaction between habitual and non habitual EV users affect the unsuccessful connection attempts based increased based on the size of the car-sharing fleet up to approximately 10 percent. From these results implications for policy makers could be drawn.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Electric Vehicle Symposium, Lyon, France, May 19-22, 2019
Subtitle of host publicationEVS32 Symposium
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019
EventInternational Electric Vehicle Symposium 32 - Neurexpo, Lyon, France
Duration: 19 May 201922 May 2019


ConferenceInternational Electric Vehicle Symposium 32
Abbreviated titleEVS32


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