Alleviating a form of electric vehicle range anxiety through on-demand vehicle access

Christopher King, Wynita Griggs, Fabian Wirth, Karl Quinn, Robert Shorten

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On-demand vehicle access is a method that can be used to reduce types of range anxiety problems related to planned travel for electric vehicle owners. Using ideas from elementary queueing theory, basic quality of service (QoS) metrics are defined to dimension a shared fleet to ensure high levels of vehicle access. Using mobility data from Ireland, it is argued that the potential cost of such a system is very low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-728
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Control
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • electric vehicles
  • on-demand vehicle access
  • range anxiety

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