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Autonomous Battery Swapping System and Methodologies of Electric Vehicles

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798, USA
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Energies 2019, 12(4), 667; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12040667
Received: 18 January 2019 / Revised: 5 February 2019 / Accepted: 12 February 2019 / Published: 19 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Power Processing Systems for Electric Vehicles)
The transportation industry contributes a significant amount of carbon emissions and pollutants to the environment globally. The adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has a significant potential to not only reduce carbon emissions, but also to provide needed energy storage to contribute to the adoption of distributed renewable generation. This paper focuses on a design model and methodology for increasing EV adoption through automated swapping of battery packs at battery sharing stations (BShS) as a part of a battery sharing network (BShN), which would become integral to the smart grid. Current battery swapping methodologies are reviewed and a new practical approach is proposed considering both the technical and socio-economic impacts. The proposed BShS/BShN provides novel solutions to some of the most preeminent challenges that EV adoption faces today such as range anxiety, grid reliability, and cost. Challenges and advancements specific to this solution are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: battery swapping station (BSS); battery sharing station (BShS); battery sharing network (BShN); battery energy storage system (BESS); battery energy control module (BECM) electric vehicle (EV); zero emission vehicle (ZEV); direct current fast charging (DCFC); universal battery pack (UBP); state of health (SOH); state of charge (SOC) battery swapping station (BSS); battery sharing station (BShS); battery sharing network (BShN); battery energy storage system (BESS); battery energy control module (BECM) electric vehicle (EV); zero emission vehicle (ZEV); direct current fast charging (DCFC); universal battery pack (UBP); state of health (SOH); state of charge (SOC)
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Adegbohun, F.; von Jouanne, A.; Lee, K.Y. Autonomous Battery Swapping System and Methodologies of Electric Vehicles. Energies 2019, 12, 667. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12040667

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Adegbohun F, von Jouanne A, Lee KY. Autonomous Battery Swapping System and Methodologies of Electric Vehicles. Energies. 2019; 12(4):667. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12040667

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Adegbohun, Feyijimi, Annette von Jouanne, and Kwang Y. Lee. 2019. "Autonomous Battery Swapping System and Methodologies of Electric Vehicles" Energies 12, no. 4: 667. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12040667

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