PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2019, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 139-152.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2019.01.012

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Progress of research on electric vehicle charging stations

Xiaoshu CAO(), Peiting HU, Dan LIU   

  1. School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
  • Received:2018-01-16 Revised:2018-10-25 Online:2019-01-28 Published:2019-01-22
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 41171139.


In the rapid development of electric vehicle industry, location planning of charging stations will become an indispensable part of the strategic planning of urban development, and it is deeply concerned by scholars in various fields such as traffic engineering, power and energy, management, and so on. Existing reviews lack a comprehensive inventory of related research on charging station location. In this study, we used CiteSpace to analyze literatures on charging station location of new energy vehicles. This article, on the one hand, summarizes and visualizes the research status and hotspots on this topic in China and internationally from 2009 to 2017. On the other hand, it examines the research contents including influencing factors, siting methodologies, and cost-benefit evaluation of charging station siting. It also briefly introduces the research trends of charging station location in China and abroad, clarifies the research development context, and provides methods and guidelines for research and practice. In the future, with the continuous development of research on the location of new energy vehicle charging stations, it is expected that the diversified charging requirements and refined services can be identified and the balancing of cost-benefit objectives among different subjects can be comprehensively improved in the location and siting of charging stations.

Key words: electric vehicle charging stations, location, research progress, CiteSpace