Optimal Charging Scheduler for Electric Vehicles on the Florida Turnpike
This project developed a methodology to simulate and analyze roadway traffic patterns and expected penetration and timing of electric vehicles (EVs) with application directed toward the requirements for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) siting and purchasing/leasing at turnpike plazas. The project also developed a wireless-communication-based driver-assistance application that would optimize the location and timing of charging for individual drivers as well as efficiency of the overall charging network. The first steps of the project were to develop the systematic methodology for analyzing expected penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) and their impacts on the overall transportation infrastructure. An analytical model consisting of three components was developed and applied. Furthermore, the stability and instability of the proposed model were also analyzed. The developed model was then applied to the Florida Turnpike network as a test system.
Florida Solar Energy Center and Qu, Zhihua, "Optimal Charging Scheduler for Electric Vehicles on the Florida Turnpike" (2017). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 71.