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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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An Integrated Global Philosophy of EV Charging

AeroVironment, Inc., Monrovia, California, USA
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(2), 495-500;
Published: 30 June 2016
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Electric Vehicle (EV) charging methods have evolved over the past two decades to reflect the radical evolution of EVs. In some cases these methods have been of varying usefulness to the EV driver. DC fast charging, which made a brief appearance in the late 90s, is now a valuable EV market enabler, but suffers from the political and technical disagreements of multiple protocols. Globally, EV charging will evolve further to meet the demands of the new consumer EVs and the demands of the EV driver. This paper proposes an integrated global philosophy to meet these demands.
Keywords: BEV (battery electric vehicle); driver; battery charge; fast charge; infrastructure BEV (battery electric vehicle); driver; battery charge; fast charge; infrastructure
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Botsford, C.W.; Edwards, A. An Integrated Global Philosophy of EV Charging. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 495-500.

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