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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 considerations for fast AC battery chargers

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Department of Industrial Engineering, via Gradenigo 6a, 35131, Padova, Italy
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Department of Industrial Engineering, via Gradenigo 6a, 35131, Padova, Italy
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ENEA, Laboratorio Veicoli a Basso Impatto Ambientale, Santa Maria di Galeria (Roma), Italy,
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(1), 147-154; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj6010147
Published: 29 March 2013
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Abstract

Proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs) is tightly associated to the fast charging of their batteries. Both high-power DC and AC supply options are envisaged for the fast charging of the EV batteries, each of them having different features. This paper considers the AC supply option and deals with the main issues that it poses like an onboard high-power battery charger and its impact on the grid. To face with these issues, a possible arrangement for the battery chargers consists in the integral use of the inverter bound to supply the traction motor and in the proper conditioning of the current absorbed from the grid. In the paper, design considerations for this arrangement are given and applied to the case study of a purely electric, mid-size car.
Keywords: Electric vehicle; AC battery charger; Fast charging Electric vehicle; AC battery charger; Fast charging
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Bertoluzzo, M.; Buja, G.; Pede, G. Design considerations for fast AC battery chargers. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 147-154.

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