Optimal dispatching of electric and hybrid buses subject to scheduling and charging constraints

Marco Rinaldi, Federico Parisi, Georgios Laskaris, Andrea D'Ariano, Francesco Viti

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Abstract

We consider the problem of optimally determining the sequence of electric and hybrid buses departing from a multi-line bus terminal, considering both service constraints (schedule adherence) and energy constraints (electric bus charging status, bus recharging scheduling in capacitated facilities). The problem is formulated as a Mixed Integer Linear Program, with the objective of minimizing the total operational cost for the bus lines in question. System dynamics are captured by practical sets of constraints, ranging from scheduling adherence to discharge-recharge dynamics. Individual operational costs at the bus level and at the trip level are fully parametrized, allowing for extensive sensitivity analysis. We investigate a real-life case study based on the city of Luxembourg, where two charging stations have been installed in the central station's bus terminal. Experimental results show that, while full electrification is indeed possible, the required fleet size depends strongly on the given line(s) timetable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages41-46
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728103235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2018 - Maui, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20187 Nov 2018
Conference number: 21
https://www.ieee-itsc2018.org/

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Volume2018-November

Conference

Conference21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2018
Abbreviated titleITSC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityMaui
Period4/11/187/11/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Electric Public Transport
  • Mixed Integer Linear Programming
  • Optimal dispatching

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