Sioshansi studying distribution of electric car power system

When considering an electric vehicle, many motorists encounter a paradox: they would be willing to make the leap if there were more support infrastructure for them. Conversely, investors might loosen the purse strings to fund electric vehicle infrastructure, such as charging stations, if more people drove them.

To help both ends, Ramteen Sioshansi, associate professor of integrated systems engineering at The Ohio State University, is studying the efficiency and optimal locations of electric vehicle charging stations. He has developed a simulation technique using high performance computing at the Ohio Supercomputer Center to find control strategies for electric power system distribution.

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