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A Threshold Coverage Flow-Refueling Location Model to Build a Critical Mass of Alternative-Fuel Stations

Abstract In order to address concerns about the dominance of petroleum-fueled vehicles, the transition to alternative-fueled counterparts is urgently needed. Top barriers preventing the widespread diffusion of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFV) are the limited range and the scarcity of refueling or recharging infrastructures in convenient locations. Researchers have been developing models for optimally locating refueling facilities for range-limited vehicles, and recently a strategy has emerged to cluster refueling stations to encourage consumers to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles by building a critical mass of stations. However, clustering approaches have not yet been developed based on flow-based demand. This study proposes a Threshold Coverage ex... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Hong, Shuyao (Author) / Kuby, Michael J (Advisor) / Parker, Nathan C (Committee member) / Lou, Yingyan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Geographic information science and geodesy / Operations research / alternative-fuel vehicle / critical mass / facility location / flow refueling / spatial optimization
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 73 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Geography 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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