Exponential technological-based growth in industrialization and urbanization, and the ease of mobility that modern motorization offers have significantly transformed social structures and living standards. As a result, electric vehicles (EVs) have gained widespread popularity as a mode of sustainable transport. The increasing demand for of electric vehicles (EVs) has reduced the some of the environmental issues and urban space requirements for parking and road usage. The current body of EV literature is replete with different optimization and empirical approaches pertaining to the design and analysis of the EV ecosystem; however, probing the EV ecosystem from a management perspective has not been analyzed. To address this gap, this paper develops a systems-based framework to offer rigorous design and analysis of the EV ecosystem, with a focus on charging station location problems. The study framework includes: (1) examination of the EV charging station location problem through the lens of a systems perspective; (2) a systems view of EV ecosystem structure; and (3) development of a reference model for EV charging stations by adopting the viable system model. The paper concludes with the methodological implications and utility of the reference model to offer managerial insights for practitioners and stakeholders.
Original Publication Citation
Boucetta, M., Hossain, N. U. I., Jaradat, R., Keating, C., Tazzit, S., & Nagahi, M. (2021). The architecture design of electrical vehicle infrastructure using viable system model approach. Systems, 9(1), 1-17, Article 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/systems9010019
Boucetta, Mahdi; Hossain, Niamat Ullah Ibne; Jaradat, Raed; Keating, Charles; Tazzit, Siham; and Nagahi, Morteza, "The Architecture Design of Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure Using Viable System Model Approach" (2021). Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Faculty Publications. 58.