An Optimization Model on Fleet Size and Mixed Vehicle Routing Problem Considering CO₂ Emissions Cost and Its Algorithm

Logistics activity is both a major energy consumption user and an important CO₂ emission source. As logistics service activity rises in the city, it is crucial to improve the efficiency of fuel usage, as well as decrease the CO₂ emission of unit shipment using vehicle routing optimization. Based on the analysis of the characteristics of energy consumption and emission factors of CO₂ in the vehicle routing problem with multiple vehicles, this paper investigates the problem of fleet size and mixed vehicle routing problem considering CO₂ emissions cost (Green Fleet Size and Mixed Vehicle Routing Problem, G-FSMVRP ). A heuristic algorithm based on a genetic algorithm is given. Finally, a numerical simulation example is given to illustrate the optimization model and its algorithm. The findings show that: (1) the shortest route does not necessarily produce the least energy consumption; (2) compared with the traditional vehicle routing (based on shortest path), vehicle routing considering CO₂ emissions has a lower total cost, but longer distance travelled; and, (3) the genetic algorithm is an effective algorithm to solve the green vehicle routing problem.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2715-2725
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01531450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:04PM