Review of the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Location Problem

  • Yu Zhang
  • Xiangtao LiuEmail author
  • Tianle Zhang
  • Zhaoquan Gu
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1123)


In order to encourage energy conservation and emission reduction, electric vehicles (EV) have gradually become one of the most important emerging strategic industries in many countries. With the gradual maturity and application of battery technology, policies support of new energy industry and the marketization of EV in many countries, the location problem of charging stations has become one part of the urban development strategies, but the bottleneck that hinders the development of new EV is the factors of vehicle life and the battery life. The focus of problem solving is the reasonable location and deployment of charging stations. Therefore, the charging station location problem has become a research hotspot in recent years. The EV charging station location is essentially an application scenario of facility location problem. As a long-standing problem, many researchers have proposed many classic models and algorithms, this paper reviews the research progress and existing problems related to charging station location in recent years from the aspects of algorithm and model, and finally gives some future research directions.


Location model Optimization algorithm Charging station Electric vehicle Optimization 



This work was supported in part by Guangdong Province Key Research and Development Plan (Grant No. 2019B010137004), the National Key research and Development Plan (Grant No. 2018YFB1800701, No. 2018YFB0803504, and No. 2018YEB1004003), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. U1636215 and 61572492).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiangtao Liu
    • 2
    Email author
  • Tianle Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhaoquan Gu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Guangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Cyberspace Institute of Advanced TechnologyGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina

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