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The dial-a-ride problem with electric vehicles and battery swapping stations

Masmoudi, Mohamed Amine, Hosny, Manar, Demir, Emrah, Genikomsakis, Konstantinos and Cheikhrouhou, Naoufel 2018. The dial-a-ride problem with electric vehicles and battery swapping stations. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 118 , pp. 392-420. 10.1016/j.tre.2018.08.005

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Abstract

The Dial-a-Ride Problem (DARP) consists of designing vehicle routes and schedules for customers with special needs and/or disabilities. The DARP with Electric Vehicles and battery swapping stations (DARP-EV) concerns scheduling a fleet of EVs to serve a set of pre-specified transport requests during a certain planning horizon. In addition, EVs can be recharged by swapping their batteries with charged ones from any battery-swap stations. We propose three enhanced Evolutionary Variable Neighborhood Search (EVO-VNS) algorithms to solve the DARP-EV. Extensive computational experiments highlight the relevance of the problem and confirm the efficiency of the proposed EVO-VNS algorithms in producing high quality solutions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1366-5545
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 August 2018
Date of Acceptance: 10 August 2018
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 02:38
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/114129

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