Modeling home grocery delivery using electric vehicles: preliminary results of an agent-based simulation study

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Abstract

This paper presents preliminary results of an agent-based simulation study aimed at establishing whether a fleet of electric vans with different charging options can match the performance of a diesel fleet. We describe a base model imitating the operations of a real-world retailer using agents. We then introduce electric vehicles and charging hubs into our model. We evaluate how the use of electric vehicles, charging power and charging hubs influence the retailer’s operations. Our simulation experiment suggests that, though they are useful, technological interventions alone are not sufficient to match the performance of a diesel fleet. Hence, reorganization of the urban delivery system is required in order to reduce carbon emissions significantly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1637-1648
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132839
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2020
Event2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC19): Simulation for Risk Management - National Harbor, Washington, United States
Duration: 8 Dec 201911 Dec 2019
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Conference

Conference2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC19)
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period8/12/1911/12/19
Internet address

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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