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Improving Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


The new technique helps users find the nearest charging facility that meets their needs; it can be used to determine how long vehicles can spend at a charging station before they need to make way for the next vehicle.

Credit: Rick Govic

North Carolina State University (NC State) researchers aim to make electric vehicles more appealing to drivers by improving access to charging stations via a game theory-based computational tool.

The tool uses a game theory framework to balance factors such as the length of time required to reach a charging station, the cost of using it, wait times for access, and the potential for fines for exceeding charging time limits.

The method helps users find the nearest charging station, and incorporates a dynamic system that charging station operators can use to ascertain how long vehicles can spend charging before they must make way for the next vehicle.

From NC State University News
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