Analyzing the Charging Capacity of Electric Vehicles for Interurban Travel Using Simulation

Adrian Ramirez-Nafarrate, Juan Carlos Grayeb Pereira, Hugo Briseno, Francisco Ruiz, Ozgur M. Araz

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The adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has been increasing around the world in recent years. EVs present many advantages for sustainability. However, they have some drawbacks, including the high upfront cost, low range of some models and the availability of chargers. Hence, traveling long distances might be compromising for EVs. In this paper, we present a simulation-based study to analyze the charging capacity between two main cities in Mexico. Although the sales of EVs in Mexico are increasing, the number of this type of vehicles in the roads is relatively very low. In consequence, the charging infrastructure might not be sufficient to complete long trips given the large extension of the country. The modeling approach proposed in this paper helps identifying areas where new charging stations are needed to complete long trips. Furthermore, the results reveal a high correlation in the congestion of neighboring charging stations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665433112
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2021 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Dec 12 2021Dec 15 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2021 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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