Using a Route-based and Vehicle Type specific Range Constraint for Improving Vehicle Routing Problems with Electric Vehicles

In this research project, the authors implement a vehicle type dependent range constraint into a Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) to consider the limited range of electric vehicles in urban freight transport planning due to the its restricted battery capacity and energy consumption. The authors apply this VRP in the route optimization jsprit which is linked to the microscopic agent-based simulation MATSim. In the framework of a case study focusing on food retail distribution in Berlin, Germany, the authors operationalize the range constraint and demonstrate the functionality and the effectiveness of this constraint using the distance from routing in a transport simulation network. Based on the simulation results, the authors analyze and discuss the impacts of the limitations of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) on freight transport demand, road mileage performed and the resulting transport costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


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  • Accession Number: 01765122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 8:02PM