Applying a QoS-based Fleet Dimension Method to Reduce Fleet Emissions

Published in International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, 2013

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Car sharing is a successful commercial application based on the collaborative consumption model. In this paper, we apply a recently proposed idea from a car sharing scheme to solve a fleet dimension problem emerging in utilities with large vehicle fleets. Within this framework, EVs are used to replace Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEVs) to reduce fleet pollutants. A small number of additional ICE vehicles are purchased to service long trips. The number of such vehicles are determined using a queueing model. Our studies show that pollutants can be significantly reduced while still providing a good quality of service (QoS) for staff to access vehicles.


title={Applying a QoS-based fleet dimension method to reduce fleet emissions},
author={Liu, Mingming and Griggs, Wynita and King, Christopher and Wirth, Fabian and Borrel, Paul and Shorten, Robert},
booktitle={2013 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE)},