Special Issue "Advances in Charging Systems and Charging Management Strategies for Battery Electric Vehicles"

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Omar Hegazy

Head of Power Electronics and Electric Machines (PEEM) Team
- Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Center (MOBI),
- Department of Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology (ETEC)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Pleinlaan 2, Brussel, 1050, Belgium
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Interests: power electronics; electric machines; charging and energy management strategies; co-design optimization; electric vehicles; (plug-in) electric hybrid vehicles; optimization techniques and powertrain modeling
Guest Editor
Prof. Noshin Omar

Battery Innovation Centre (BIC), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussel, Belgium
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Interests: characterization, modeling (electrical, thermal, ageing) and system development of electrical double-layer capacitors and batteries in BEV’s, PHEV’s, HEV’s and stationary applications
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Steven Wilkins

1. Senor Research Scientist, Powertrains Department, TNO, Automotive Campus 30, NL-5708 JZ Helmond, The Netherlands;
2. Assistant Professor, EPE Group, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Postbus 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Interests: modelling and simulation of electrified powertains; energy management strategies; energy storage systems; battery management systems; state estimation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Elecrification in cities has gained a growing interest in the transport industry towards more electrified and energy-efficient drivetrains to improve air-quality. Thus, charging systems and infrastructure and their charging management strategies have a significant impact on battery systems in terms of aging, sizing and thermal management, and on the drivetrain in terms of efficiency, total cost of ownership (TCO) and power electronics interfaces (i.e., on/off chargers, DC/DC converters, etc.). Furthermore, the charging systems and their control systems should be optimally designed and controlled; taking into account their impact on the grid in terms of stability, power quality, etc.

Therefore, this Special Issue is focused on recent advances in charging systems and charging management strategies that address the above-mentioned aspects and go beyond the state-of-the-art.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions/articles for review and for possible publication in this Special Issue. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • On/Off Charging Systems;
  • Charging Management Strategies;
  • Energy Management Strategies;
  • New Architecture for EV and PHEV for both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles;
  • Energy Storage systems for fast charging capabilities;
  • Battery Aging and State of Heath estimation (SoH);
  • Vehicle-to- grid (V2G), vehicle-to-home (V2H), Grid –to-vehicle (G2V) technologies;
  • Charging systems and grid quality

Prof. Dr. Omar Hegazy
Prof. Dr. Noshin Omar
Prof. Dr. Steven Wilkins
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Batteries is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Battery Electric Vehicles (passenger cars, electric buses, electric vans, etc.)
  • Charging systems
  • Energy management strategies
  • Power electronics converters
  • V2G and G2V
  • Battery Aging
  • Battery Thermal management strategies
  • State of health esitmations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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