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Sustainability 2015, 7(1), 465-481; doi:10.3390/su7010465

Stationary Charging Station Design for Sustainable Urban Rail Systems: A Case Study at Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., China

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School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University, 22 South Shaoshan Road, Changsha 410000, China
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Institute of Network Communication and Control for Transportation System, Central South University, 22 South Shaoshan Road, Changsha 410000, China
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Academic Editors: Nikos E. Mastorakis and Cornelia A. Bulucea
Received: 7 November 2014 / Accepted: 29 December 2014 / Published: 5 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Electrical Engineering)
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Abstract

In 2014, more than 43 cities in China were racing to construct their urban rail systems (including metro and light rail systems), recognizing that an urban rail system will be a good solution to the tough problems that they are faced with, including traffic congestion and PM2.5 air pollution. On 22 August 2012, the first electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) energy storage-type rail vehicle in the world was unveiled at Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., China. The EDLC rail system has been considered a promising sustainable urban rail system, which is expected to further improve the energy efficiency and to reduce environmental pollution. The first commercial EDLC tram produced by Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. has been applied at Guangzhou Metro Corp. recently. From the view point of scientific research, the system design and energy management of EDLC rail systems have been extensively studied in the literature, while the stationary charging station design for the EDLC energy storage-type urban rail vehicles has been rarely reported. Thus, the aim of this paper is to report a stationary charging station that has been successfully applied in the EDLC rail system produced by Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., China. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; urban rail system; stationary charging station; EDLC sustainability; urban rail system; stationary charging station; EDLC
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Li, H.; Peng, J.; Liu, W.; Huang, Z. Stationary Charging Station Design for Sustainable Urban Rail Systems: A Case Study at Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., China. Sustainability 2015, 7, 465-481.

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