Routing decisions of a hybrid vehicle on electric road networks

Alejandro Gutierrez-Alcoba, Roberto Rossi, Belen Martin-Barragan, Tim Embley

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Abstract / Description of output

An electric road system (ERS) is a road in which vehicles can travel powered from the electrical grid. Deployed at scale, this technology reduces or eliminates the need for electric vehicles (EVs) to stop for recharging, and allows for equipping these vehicles with smaller batteries. In particular, it facilitates the decarbonisation of road freight transportation. In this paper, we present a routing problem for a hybrid vehicle travelling on a ERS road network, using estimations of power requirements of the vehicle. We formulate the problem as a mixed integer linear and use it to present numerical experiments on a road network electrified in three stages, showing how the technology can help reducing fuel usage and have a global impact on how the roads in the network are used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the the 10th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control, MIM 2022, June 22-24, 2022, Nantes, France
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameIFAC Papers Online
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • freight transportation
  • electric vehicles
  • mixed-integer programming
  • routing and scheduling
  • fuel consumption
  • emission reduction
  • refuelling
  • electric battery capacity


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