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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 as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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On the energy efficiency of quick DC vehicle battery charging

University of L’Aquila, Italy
ENEA, Italy
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2015, 7(4), 570-576;
Published: 28 December 2015
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Paper deals with an extensive experimental activity carried out in Italy by ENEA Research Lab on Low impact vehicles and by the Energy engineering group of the University of L'Aquila about the energy efficiency of quick vehicle battery charging using a DC CHAdeMO compliant recharging 50 kW infrastructure. Both the charger and the vehicle (a Nissan Leaf) battery were fully monitored to gather detailed information about their behaviour at different power loads. The performances of the battery pack equipping the vehicle have also been monitored and evaluated through an extensive campaign, both on typical urban and extra-urban uses, and on vehicle rolling test bench.
Keywords: Energy efficiency; Fast Charging; DC CHAdeMO standard Energy efficiency; Fast Charging; DC CHAdeMO standard
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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Genovese, A.; Ortenzi, F.; Villante, C. On the energy efficiency of quick DC vehicle battery charging. World Electr. Veh. J. 2015, 7, 570-576.

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