Project: Models for ecological, economical, efficient, electric car-sharing

Acronym E4-share (Reference Number: 4123762)
Duration 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2017
Project Topic Due to growing awareness and concerns regarding pollution, sustainability and living quality, cities are confronted with severe challenges and need to manage a transformation process that ultimately shall lead to fewer emissions and less energy consumption while increasing the quality of public space available to citizens. At the same time, however, citizens ask for flexible solutions that allow to efficiently use different modes of transport without increasing their planning overhead. Among others, car-sharing systems and the usage of electric cars are currently increasingly gaining popularity to meet some of these challenges. In e4-share, we will lay the foundations for efficient and economically viable electric car-sharing systems by studying and solving the optimization problems arising in their design and operations. A main goal is to derive generic methods and strategies for optimized planning and operating in particularly for flexible variants which best meet preferences of customers but impose nontrivial challenges to operators. We will develop novel, exact and heuristic, numerical methods for finding suitable solutions to the optimization problems arising at the various planning levels as well as new, innovative approaches considering these levels simultaneously.
Network JPI Urban Europe
Call JPI Urban Europe 2nd Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
4123762 Universität Wien - Institut für Statistik und Operations Research Coordinator Austria
4149964 iC consulenten Ziviltechniker GesmbH Partner Austria
4151822 Université Libre de Bruxelles - Département d'informatique Partner Belgium
4163498 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Partner Austria
4164523 ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - University of Bologna - Deaprtment of Electric, Electronic and Information Engineering Partner Italy