Timothy M. Sweda

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Modern route-guidance software for conventional gasoline-powered vehicles does not consider refueling since gasoline stations are ubiquitous and convenient in terms of both accessibility and use. The same technology is insufficient for electric vehicles (EVs), however, as charging stations are much more scarce and a suggested route may be infeasible given(More)
The current scarcity of public charging infrastructure is one of the major barriers to mass household adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Many drivers are reluctant to purchase EVs without convenient charging access away from home, but investors are also hesitant to build charging stations without underlying knowledge of EV demand realization. In this(More)
As organizations electrify their vehicle fleets in order to lower costs, reduce emissions, and improve their public image, they face the problem of providing charging access to their vehicles on the road. Electric vehicles (EVs) have a much shorter driving range than comparable gasoline-powered vehicles, and without charging capabilities away from the(More)
Planning a trip with an electric vehicle requires consideration of both battery dynamics and the availability of charging infrastructure. Recharging costs for an electric vehicle, which increase as the battery’s charge level increases, are fundamentally different than refueling costs for conventional vehicles, which do not depend on the amount of fuel(More)
Recharging decisions for electric vehicles require many special considerations due to battery dynamics. Battery longevity is prolonged by recharging less frequently and at slower rates, and also by not charging the battery too close to its maximum capacity. In this paper, we address the problem of finding an optimal recharging policy for an electric vehicle(More)
The current scarcity of public charging infrastructure is one of the major barriers to mass household adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Although most PEV drivers can recharge their vehicles at home, the limited driving range of the vehicles restricts their usefulness for long-distance travel. In this paper, an agent-based information system is(More)
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