fpilla

Optimum route for e-car according to battery capacity and charging point locations

Discussion created by fpilla on Apr 8, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2014 by jborgion
Hi all,

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.

Thanks,
Francesco

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