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Car-sharing systems and the usage of electric cars become increasingly popular among urban citizens. Thus, providing vast opportunities to meet today’s challenges in terms of environmental objectives, sustainability and living quality. Our society needs to manage a transformation process that ultimately shall lead to fewer emissions and less energy consumption while increasing the quality of public space available.

In e4-share, the team will lay the foundations for efficient and economically viable electric car-sharing systems by studying and solving the optimization problems arising in their design and operations. A main goal is to derive generic methods and strategies for optimized planning and operating in particular for flexible variants which best meet preferences of customers but impose nontrivial challenges to operators. This project will develop novel, exact and heuristic, numerical methods for finding suitable solutions to the optimization problems arising at the various planning levels as well as new, innovative approaches considering these levels simultaneously.

The project e4-share (Models for Ecological, Economical, Efficient, Electric Car-Sharing) runs from October 2014 to September 2017 and is funded by FFG, INNOVIRIS and MIUR via Joint Programme Initiative Urban Europe. The project comprises an interdisciplinary team of five partners from Austria, Belgium and Italy.