Fleet owners, as active participants in the decentralized energy grid, are interested in offering mobility services to individual customers, while providing the grid with balancing possibilities. We present a business model for the feet owners of Electric Vehicles (EV) and prove that EVs adoption is benefcial both for the owner and the grid itself. The feet owner's main objective is to beneft from the difference between demand and intermittent supply (from renewable energy sources), employing the Vehicle to Grid (V2G) concept. The core idea is based on the feet owner's decision for charging the EVs during off peak hours and selling energy on the wholesale market during peak hours. This behavior leads to signif cant profts for the feet and improvements in social welfare owner if the buying and selling decisions are made properly. The impact of a large quantity of EVs on the electricity market is accounted for. We present a charging and discharging algorithm that converts the traditional energy consumer to an active prosumer, while at the same time yields signifcant profts for the feet owners. Apart from the proftability for feet owners, we show the positive impact of the proposed algorithm on the energy prices, which leads to social welfare improvement.

dx.doi.org/10.1109/SG-TEP.2012.6642395, hdl.handle.net/1765/89193
2012 International Conference on Smart Grid Technology, Economics and Policies, SG-TEP 2012
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

Kahlen, M.T, Valogianni, K, Ketter, W, & van Dalen, J. (2012). A prof table business model for electric vehicle fleet owners. Presented at the 2012 International Conference on Smart Grid Technology, Economics and Policies, SG-TEP 2012. doi:10.1109/SG-TEP.2012.6642395