PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE OWNER BEHAVIOUR STUDY USING FUZZY SYSTEMS

M. Hadi Amini, Mahdi Jamei, Christopher R. Lashway, Arif I. Sarwat, Kang K. Yen, Alexander Domijan, and Faisal Kaleem

Keywords

Plugin electric vehicle (PIEV), customer behaviour modelling,Fuzzy system utilization, customer acceptance index (CAI)

Abstract

In this paper, we focused on one of the important aspects of plug-in electric vehicle (PIEV) use: the PIEV owners’ behaviour modelling. In order to investigate the effect of several factors on owners’ behaviour, having a set of historical data about the customers is necessary. For this purpose, a questionnaire has been designed in Google spreadsheet and the output results of this data collection have been used for modelling purpose. Firstly, the collected data was sorted and shown in a fuzzified format based on the final decision-making concept. In the next step, fuzzy rules are defined to calculate the customer acceptance index (CAI) based on four fuzzy inputs: cost of electricity (CE), cost of fuel (CF), fast/slow charging penetration (FSP) and controlled/uncontrolled charging penetration (CUP). Finally, the results have been shown in terms of CAI value which is an integer in the [0,1] interval.

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