Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 1741-1750
Published online 2017-10-31

A Model of Charging Service Demand for the Czech Republic

Jan Pekárek

Department of Informatics, Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology, Kolejní 2906/4, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic

The paper introduces a standalone model of electric vehicle charging demand based on large‑scale travel survey data of the Czech Republic. This demand model has been intended as a comprehensive input model for following charging infrastructure problem, where a spatial view of charging demand is usually needed. The model uses publicly available data, whose mutual incompatibility and information richness had to be overcome. The necessary data transformations are described and final data representation in the form of a mathematical graph allows the introduction of a point‑defined (vertex‑defined) charging demand model. Several drawbacks of the model are identified and their effect, as well as an application of whole model, is demonstrated on the large‑scale numerical example. Sound demand model is a cornerstone for demand‑related problems, such as general large‑scale charging infrastructure problem, which is a common issue for countries that stand at the very beginning of the electric vehicle adoption process.


This research was supported by project no. FP‑J‑17‑4174 – Use of Artificial Intelligence in Entrepreneurship – at the Department of Informatics at the Faculty of Business and Management of Brno University of Technology.


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