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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Design and Implementation of a Thermoelectric- Photovoltaic Hybrid Energy Source for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(2), 271-281; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3020271
Published: 26 June 2009
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With ever-increasing demand on energy conservation, there is fast growing interest in the technologies to improve the fuel economy for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), especially the exhaust gas waste heat energy recovery. Meanwhile, the use of solar energy in HEVs is also proposed to promote on-board renewable energy and hence improve their fuel economy. In this paper, an overview of on-board renewable energy sources is first presented. Then, a new thermoelectric-photovoltaic hybrid energy source is designed and implemented for HEVs. Finally, experimental results are given to verify the validity of the proposed system.
Keywords: HEV; hybrid energy source; renewable energy; energy recovery HEV; hybrid energy source; renewable energy; energy recovery
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Zhang, X.; Chau, K.T.; Chan, C.C. Design and Implementation of a Thermoelectric- Photovoltaic Hybrid Energy Source for Hybrid Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 271-281.

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