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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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Free piston linear generator in comparison to other range-extender technologies

Institute of Vehicle Concepts, German Aerospace Center, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40 Stuttgart, 70569, Germany
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(2), 426-432; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj6020426
Published: 28 June 2013
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Abstract

The free piston linear generator is a new range-extender technology. It converts chemical energy into electrical energy by means of a combustion process and linear generator. Thereby the technology aims to have better properties than other range extenders. Therefore this publication deals with the explanation of the concept and the characteristics of a free piston linear generator and a comparison to other technologies. In order to compare the range extender systems, fuel cells, micro gas turbine and otto/wankel combustion, will briefly be presented, before being compared to the free piston linear generator.
Keywords: Free-piston linear generator; wankel; otto; engine; range extender; fuel cell Free-piston linear generator; wankel; otto; engine; range extender; fuel cell
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Virsik, R.; Heron, A. Free piston linear generator in comparison to other range-extender technologies. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 426-432.

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