Strategic Placement of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Based on Geographically Resolved Driving Patterns and Energy System-Related Factors.

Detailed project description

Project Duration: 2021
Funding: Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy


The "Program for Rational Use of Energy, Renewable Energies and Energy Saving" ( supports the energy research offensive in NRW. At the Chair of ABWL and Production Management, a mathematical model for the simulation and optimization for the charging of electric vehicles was developed and can now be used and tested in two concrete case studies in NRW.

An increasing number of electric vehicles and the charging of these vehicles have an impact on the total electricity demand. In particular, the placement of the charging infrastructure and its charging power can influence the timing, frequency, and location of vehicle charging, and thus the location and amount of energy retrieved. Therefore, our model maps the relationship between geographic and power charging infrastructure design and power system configuration, providing valuable decision support, especially in the presence of sometimes conflicting interests among decision makers.


Dumeier, M., Geldermann J. (2021): Strategische Platzierung von Elektrofahrzeug- Ladestationen auf der Grundlage geografisch aufgelöster Fahrmuster und energiesystembezogener Faktoren in: Proff, H. (Hrsg.): Making Connected Mobility Work. Springer Verlag.