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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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Modelling and Analysis of Energy Source Combinations for Electric Vehicles

The University of Manchester, UK
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(4), 796-802; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3040796
Published: 25 December 2009
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The paper discusses a simulation platform developed in Matlab/Simulink suitable for the modelling and analysis of combined energy sources and components considered for electric vehicle power trains. While there are a number of similar simulation tools in literature, the simulation model elements each have suitable resolution to model detailed dynamic operation, an important consideration when assessing the specification requirements for the interconnection of multiple electrical components and their associated interface power electronics. Models are presented for a number of vehicle power-train components that can be interconnected to investigate alternative energy sources and power-train components proposed for electric vehicles, the combination of which is undertaken to exploit their various attributes. In particular, the paper considers the combination of an energy dense ZEBRA battery and power dense supercapacitor. The energy dense source is specified and operated to fulfil the requirements for vehicle range, while the power dense source provides the peak power for acceleration or regenerative braking and to help improve the regulation of the vehicle dc supply.
Keywords: Vehicle energy source combinations; electric vehicle models; ZEBRA battery; supercapacitors Vehicle energy source combinations; electric vehicle models; ZEBRA battery; supercapacitors
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Jarushi, A.; Schofield, N. Modelling and Analysis of Energy Source Combinations for Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 796-802.

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