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A Review on Power Electronics Technologies for Electric Mobility

Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimaraes, Portugal
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Energies 2020, 13(23), 6343; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236343
Received: 7 October 2020 / Revised: 13 November 2020 / Accepted: 26 November 2020 / Published: 1 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Section A6: Electric Vehicles)
Concerns about greenhouse gas emissions are a key topic addressed by modern societies worldwide. As a contribution to mitigate such effects caused by the transportation sector, the full adoption of electric mobility is increasingly being seen as the main alternative to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, which is supported by positive industry indicators, despite some identified hurdles. For such objective, power electronics technologies play an essential role and can be contextualized in different purposes to support the full adoption of electric mobility, including on-board and off-board battery charging systems, inductive wireless charging systems, unified traction and charging systems, new topologies with innovative operation modes for supporting the electrical power grid, and innovative solutions for electrified railways. Embracing all of these aspects, this paper presents a review on power electronics technologies for electric mobility where some of the main technologies and power electronics topologies are presented and explained. In order to address a broad scope of technologies, this paper covers road vehicles, lightweight vehicles and railway vehicles, among other electric vehicles. View Full-Text
Keywords: power electronics; electric mobility; electrical power grid; battery charging systems; unified traction and battery charging systems; inductive wireless power transfer; railway systems; smart grids power electronics; electric mobility; electrical power grid; battery charging systems; unified traction and battery charging systems; inductive wireless power transfer; railway systems; smart grids
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Afonso, J.L.; Cardoso, L.A.L.; Pedrosa, D.; Sousa, T.J.C.; Machado, L.; Tanta, M.; Monteiro, V. A Review on Power Electronics Technologies for Electric Mobility. Energies 2020, 13, 6343. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236343

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Afonso JL, Cardoso LAL, Pedrosa D, Sousa TJC, Machado L, Tanta M, Monteiro V. A Review on Power Electronics Technologies for Electric Mobility. Energies. 2020; 13(23):6343. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236343

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Afonso, Joao L., Luiz A.L. Cardoso, Delfim Pedrosa, Tiago J.C. Sousa, Luis Machado, Mohamed Tanta, and Vitor Monteiro. 2020. "A Review on Power Electronics Technologies for Electric Mobility" Energies 13, no. 23: 6343. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236343

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