A Distribution of Quick Chargers Used by Electric Vehicles on an Expressway Considering with the Type of Charging Place  
Author Junji Koyanagi




Abstract In Japan, Electric vehicle (EV) is increasing. EV has several advantages compared with gasoline car, while EV has two main disadvantages, shorter cruising range and longer charging time. In an expressway, these disadvantages may cause a serious problem that the queue of EV waiting for charge may be long, because the charging places are restricted. It is important to estimate the number of chargers in a charging place to avoid the long queue. This paper proposes the model to estimate the number of chargers used by EV. In this model, it is assumed that the driver knows the charge level of EV and decides to charge at charging places according to the type of charging place and charge level.


Keywords electric vehicle, quick charger, Markov process, expressway
    Article #:  19214
Proceedings of the 19th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 5-7, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.