To reduce carbon emission in the transportation sector, there is currently a steady move taking place to an electrified transportation system. This brings about various issues for which a promising solution involves the construction and operation of a battery swapping infrastructure rather than in-vehicle charging of batteries. In this paper, we study a closed Markovian queueing network that allows for spare batteries under a dynamic arrival policy. We propose a provisioning rule for the capacity levels and show that these lead to near-optimal resource utilization, while guaranteeing good quality-of-service levels for Electric Vehicle (EV) users. Key in the derivations is to prove a state-space collapse result, which in turn implies that performance levels are as good as if there would have been a single station with an aggregated number of resources, thus achieving complete resource pooling.
|Tijdschrift||arXiv.org,e-Print Archive, Mathematics|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 12 feb 2019|
Sloothaak, F., Cruise, J. R., Shneer, S., Vlasiou, M., & Zwart, B. (2019). Complete resource pooling of a load balancing policy for a network of battery swapping stations. arXiv.org,e-Print Archive, Mathematics, [1902.04392].