EV Charging Facility Planning


Project Description

With the fast development and growth of Electric Vehicles (EV) in use, finding optimal locations for charging facil- ities became a critical issue since growth of EVs heavily depends on the availability of public charging facilities. Tow types of charging facilities are considered: charging pad and charging station.

The feature of charging is that  they charge vehicles while the vehicles are in motion, meaning an EV is required to travel on a charging pad for a certain distance to get charged. However, a charging station is similar to regular gas stations which can be located at intersections or anywhere along the roads.

In this project, our goal is to consider both charging station and charging pad allocation to maximize the recharged EV flow.


  • Siting Chang, Hongyang Li, and Klara Nahrstedt, Charging Facility Planning for Electric Vehicles, IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC), 2014

Funding Agencies

This project is supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-OE0000097.