Special Issue "Supercapacitor Energy Storage Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)
There have been many studies indicating that supercapacitor energy storage could be used to advantage in electric and hybrid vehicles. Supercapitors can be used alone or in combination with batteries to improve the powertrain efficiency and/or to increase the cycle life and reduce the cost of the batteries. The automobile industry has shown minimal interest in using supercapacitors, even in their advanced, high efficiency, alternative fuel vehicles. The reasons given for not using supercapacitors are their relatively low energy density and the high cost of the supercapacitors and the interface electronics needed to control the power as the capacitor voltage decreases in discharge. This Special Issue will address topics of special interest for vehicle applications of supercapacitors with particular attention to those cited by the auto industry as reasons for rejecting them as components in electric and hybrid vehicle powertrains. These topics could include, but are not be limited to, the following:
- High energy density, high power, long life, low cost supercapacitor technologies;
- Performance and cost requirements for supercapacitors for use in vehicles;
- Energy storage (Wh) and power requirements for supercapacitors alone and in combination with batteries in HEVs, EVs, and PHEVs;
- Control and simulation of supercapacitors in vehicle applications;
- Battery cycling data showing the effect of the use of supercapacitors on battery cycle life;
- Trade-offs between energy density, power capability, cycle life, and cost of batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles of different all-electric range;
- Design, control, and cost of interface electrics for use with supercapacitors;
- Design and testing of vehicles using supercapacitors;
- Analysis and tests of stop-go hybrid vehicles using supercapacitors and batteries;
- Any topic related to the use of supercapacitors in vehicles.
Dr. Andrew F. Burke
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- energy storage systems
- hybrid vehicles