Battery Sharing: A Feasibility Analysis through Simulation

Mattia Neroni, Erika M. Herrera, Angel A. Juan*, Javier Panadero, Majsa Ammouriova

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Abstract

Nowadays, several alternatives to internal combustion engines are being proposed in order to reduce CO2 emissions in freight transportation and citizen mobility. According to many experts, the use of electric vehicles constitutes one of the most promising alternatives for achieving the desirable reductions in emissions. However, popularization of these vehicles is being slowed by long recharging times and the low availability of recharging stations. One possible solution to this issue is to employ the concept of battery sharing or battery swapping. This concept is supported by important industrial partners, such as Eni in Italy, Ample in the US, and Shell in the UK. This paper supports the introduction of battery swapping practices by analyzing their effects. A discrete-event simulation model is employed for this study. The obtained results show that battery sharing practices are not just a more environmentally and socially friendly solution, but also one that can be highly beneficial for reducing traffic congestion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number225
Number of pages14
JournalBatteries
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

Keywords

  • battery sharing
  • battery swapping
  • discrete-event simulation
  • electric vehicles
  • mobility

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