An Archetypal Network Model for Identifying Potential Charging Locations for Long-Haul Electric Trucks in Ontario, Canada

The objective of this paper is to develop an archetypal routing network of heavy-duty trucks to aid in identifying potential charging infrastructure locations for LHEVs across the Province of Ontario, Canada. The focus of this study is on the “big rig” segment with gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of above 15,000kg or 33,000lb (i.e., Class 8). These trucks tend to travel long distances and follow specific routes typically predetermined by their respective carriers. As such, knowing the usual trajectory of these trucks, as well as the duration of their stay at their intermediate and final destinations, will help to determine ideal locations for long haul electric vehicle (LHEV) charging stations. The reminder of this paper will start with a Literature Review section, which provides an account of the current state of knowledge on LHEVs, their charging infrastructures, and electrical grid systems. Next, a “Methods of Analysis” section is provided to describe the dataset used in the analysis and to highlight the methods used to locate the charging stations. A “Results and Discussion” section is dedicated to present and explain the estimated results from the performed analysis. Finally, the last section gives a “Conclusion” to the study and proposes direction for future research.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Canadian Transportation Research Forum 57th Annual Conference

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01891004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2023 9:18AM