Authors:Konstantinos Genikomsakis, Christos Ioakimidis
Carsharing has the potential to reduce the total number of cars on the road, with significant benefits to the society and the environment, while at the same time relevant studies show that university communities are often more receptive to alternative transportation services compared to the general population. With the growing interest in electromobility, as a means of decarbonizing the transportation sector, this paper considers the case of combining carsharing with electric vehicles (EVs) to serve the commuting needs of students, employees and faculty of a university in Bilbao, Spain. The aim of the present work is to conceptualize the design of the charging infrastructure of the e-carsharing system under a fast charging scheme and define its components, their attributes and interactions. To this end, a MATLAB/Simulink based simulator is developed incorporating the dynamics of a real-world scenario based on arrival and departure data from the university parking lot.