- Publication date
- 1 January 2015
- Joint Research Centre
The objective of the current document is to help clarify whether or not transport models can be useful or even needed in order to analyse the introduction of electro-mobility in road transport, to study impacts and make predictions for e-mobility scenarios.
To this aim, the general conditions under which the use of transport models is recommended for e-mobility studies are outlined in the ‘introduction’. In the successive section the ‘phenomenon’ to be modelled is described: first, individual travel behaviour is schematized and then, the impact of BEVs on individual travel choices is discussed. The mutual dependency of individual travel choices and traffic and the role of congestion conclude the section.
In the section ‘transport simulation models’, travel demand models are classified according to their approach and briefly described and discussed. Traffic assignment models, that allow restoring consistency between demand and supply models outputs are also introduced in the context of e-mobility. Based on the previous discussions the last section provides a quick summary of requirements and future directions for integrated modelling of e-mobility.