I'm trying to solve a problem which involves the calculation of the optimum route for e-car according to battery capacity and charging point locations using ArcGIS Network Analyst.
My datasets are the road network and the locations of the charging points.
I found a solution which involves the use of the Service Areas approach: I calculate distance buffers around the charging stations using as distance the number of miles that the e-car can travel with a fully charged battery, then I exclude the segments of road that are not included in the buffers and so on.
I was just wondering if there is a more refined way to solve this problem.
I'd greatly appreciate any feedback.