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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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Electrification of Off-Road Vehicles: Examining the Feasibility for the Italian Market

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Low Environmental Impact Vehicles” Laboratory, Technical Unit “Advanced Technologies for Energy and Industry”, National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) Via Anguillarese 301, S. Maria di Galeria, 00123 Roma, Italy
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Department of Energy and Systems Engineering” University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 56122 Pisa, Italy
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5(1), 101-117; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj5010101
Published: 30 March 2012
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Abstract

The study, made by ENEA in cooperation with the University of Pisa as part of the activities supported by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development in the framework of the Program Agreement for the Research on the Electric System, is related to the situation of Italian market and demonstrates the feasibility of the electrification for off-road vehicles and the possibility to realize it by the means of standard modules. The preliminary dimensioning of the standard modules is also reported, defining the main electric characteristics (voltage and capacity) and the type of chemistry: LiFePO4 is proved to be a very effective solution for this kind of application. The activity goes on towards the final design and the realization of demonstrator units.
Keywords: electrification; off-road vehicles; lithium battery; battery module; LiFePO4 electrification; off-road vehicles; lithium battery; battery module; LiFePO4
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Vellucci, F.; Pede, G.; Ceraolo, M.; Huria, T. Electrification of Off-Road Vehicles: Examining the Feasibility for the Italian Market. World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5, 101-117.

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