SVND Enhanced Metaheuristic for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Routing Problem

Xiaohui Li, Xuemin Shi, Yi Zhao, Huagang Liang, Yuan Dong
2020 Applied Sciences  
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), as a new type of environmental-friendly low cost transportation, have attracted growing interests for logistics. The path-planning optimization for PHEV has become a major challenge. In fact, PHEV-based routing optimization is a type of hybrid vehicle routing problem (HVRP). Compared with the traditional Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) and Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP), the PHEV routing problem should consider more constraints, such as time limits,
more » ... city constraints (including fuel tank capacity and battery capacity), electric stations, fuel stations and so forth. In this paper, a Mixed Integer Linear Programming formulation is presented and a novel hybrid metaheuristic approach (HMA_SVND) is proposed. Our method is a combination of memetic algorithm (MA), sequential variable neighborhood descent (SVND) and a revised 2_opt method. Comparative studies show that our proposed method outperformed previous works.
doi:10.3390/app10020441 fatcat:vy3rxjudyvgjzhgp4nvclbi4ei