Special Issue "Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Prof. Dr. Joeri Van Mierlo
Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, Brussel 1050, Belgium
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Interests: Electric and Hybrid vehicles; Batteries; Power converters, Energy management; Vehicle simulations; Life cycle assessment (LCA); Total cost of ownership (TCO)
Climate change, urban air quality, and dependency on crude oil are important societal challenges. In the transportation sector, especially, clean and energy efficient technologies must be developed. Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have gained a growing interest in vehicle industry. Nowadays, the commercialization of EVs and PHEVs has been possible in different applications (i.e., light duty, medium duty, and heavy duty vehicles) thanks to the advances in energy-storage systems, power electronics converters (incl. DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and battery charging systems), electric machines, and energy efficient power flow control strategies.
This Special Issue is focused on the recent advances in electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles that address the new powertrain developments and go beyond the state-of-the-art (SOTA).
Topics of interest include novel propulsion systems, emerging power electronics and their control algorithms, emerging electric machines and control techniques, energy storage systems, including BMS, efficient energy management strategies for hybrid propulsion systems, vehicle-to-grid (V2G), vehicle-to-home (V2H), grid-to-vehicle (G2V) technologies and wireless power transfer systems (WPTs).
Prof. Dr. ir. Joeri Van Mierlo
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- Plug-in Hybrid electric Vehicles
- Power Electronics converters for energy efficient drives for electric vehicles
- Energy management systems in plug-in hybrid vehicles
- V2G, G2V and V2H
- Charging infrastructure
- Energy storage
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Torbjörn Thiringer and Evelina Wikner
Abstract: In this article, the impact of ageing when using various SOC levels for an electrified vehicle is investigated. An extensive test series is conducted on Li-ion cells based on NMC/LMO technique. Cycling has been conducted during a period of more than one year in 10 % SOC intervals, and the degradation as function of used SOC level is established. For cycling in SOC intervals lower than 30 % the degradation is found to be very moderate,6 % at 3000 Full Cycle Equivalents (FCE’s), compared to 20 % degradation for 3000 FCE with a SOC level of higher than 60 %. After determining the degrading trajectories as function of SOC level, an empirical battery ageing model is designed from the test cells and implemented in an electrified vehicle model running according to three drive cycles. By keeping the SOC low, whenever possible, the battery life-time can be increased substantially.