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Energies 2017, 10(5), 636; doi:10.3390/en10050636

Review on Contactless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicle Charging

Department of Electrical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 440010, India
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Academic Editors: Sheldon S. Williamson, Akshay K. Rathore, Fei Gao, Jin Ye and Lalit Patnaik
Received: 25 January 2017 / Revised: 29 March 2017 / Accepted: 12 April 2017 / Published: 5 May 2017
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For the past few years the feasibility of contactless power transfer (CPT) is being explored extensively as a future solution for charging electric vehicles (EVs). Studies report that the main obstacles in CPT are low power efficiency, misalignment tolerance, cost, range and charging time anxiety. This paper presents a review based on existing literature of the CPT systems for EV charging. Different cases of CPT technologies, their principle of operation and equivalent circuit based analysis is carried out. A discussion on compensation strategies and their effectiveness are reviewed and discussed. The design of coil systems for some city electric cars has been referenced in general. At the end recommendations and conclusions are made based on the study and analysis of the information available in literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: contactless power transfer (CPT); electric vehicles (EVs); efficiency; misalignment tolerance contactless power transfer (CPT); electric vehicles (EVs); efficiency; misalignment tolerance
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Vaka, R.; Keshri, R.K. Review on Contactless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicle Charging. Energies 2017, 10, 636.

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