EV modeling, agent-based simulation, location-allocation, large-scale optimization models, travel behavior

Project: PhD

Project Details


The project aims to simulate and evaluate the transport of energy by electric vehicles (EV) at the urban and regional scales by developing Agent-Based Simulations. Furthermore, the project will carry out a multi-objective optimization analysis for spatial allocation of EV charging hubs, energy storage, and energy generation at the urban and regional scales, introducing constraints on the charging demand, accessibility, land use, cultural heritage, the abundance of wind and solar radiation, closeness to the population centers, etc. Finally, potential locations of meeting points for energy exchange in urban and suburban areas will be analyzed by studying the travel survey in the Netherlands - Onderzoek Onderweg in Nederland (ODiN) and will develop a large-scale typology of possible locations. The typologies will include a wide range of possibilities, among them street parking, amenities - such as cinemas, supermarkets, schools, universities – workplaces, conversion of existing gas stations, parks (in the case of electric bikes), street and communal parking areas, and inside individual properties (for family-based energy communities). Subsequently, using geographic data such as Open Street Maps, Urban Atlas, TOP10NL, the location of potential mobile ECs will be identified in the Netherlands.
Effective start/end date1/01/23 → …


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