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Energies 2017, 10(10), 1667; doi:10.3390/en10101667

A Mobile Battery Swapping Service for Electric Vehicles Based on a Battery Swapping Van

State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
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Academic Editor: Hongyu Wu
Received: 20 August 2017 / Revised: 16 September 2017 / Accepted: 19 October 2017 / Published: 20 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Battery Energy Storage Applications in Smart Grid)
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Abstract

This paper presents a novel approach for providing a mobile battery swapping service for electric vehicles (EVs) that is provided by a mobile battery swapping van. This battery swapping van can carry many fully charged batteries and drive up to an EV to swap a battery within a few minutes. First, a reasonable EV battery swapping architecture based on a battery swapping van is established in this paper. The function and role of each participant and the relationships between each participant are determined, especially their changes compared with the battery charging service. Second, the battery swapping service is described, including the service request priority and service request queuing model. To provide the battery swapping service efficiently and effectively, the battery swapping service request scheduling is analyzed well, and a minimum waiting time based on priority and satisfaction scheduling strategy (MWT-PS) is proposed. Finally, the battery swapping service is simulated, and the performance of MWT-PS is evaluated in simulation scenarios. The simulation results show that this novel approach can be used as a reference for a future system that provides reasonable and satisfying battery swapping service for EVs. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric vehicle; battery swapping; battery swapping van; request scheduling; request priority electric vehicle; battery swapping; battery swapping van; request scheduling; request priority
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Shao, S.; Guo, S.; Qiu, X. A Mobile Battery Swapping Service for Electric Vehicles Based on a Battery Swapping Van. Energies 2017, 10, 1667.

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