Hybrid Vehicles and Automotive System Design

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical and Autonomous Vehicles".

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Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles are playing an increasingly important role in transportation, having a positive footprint in the environment, and they are expected to dominate in the market. The design of hybrid vehicles and automotive systems is constantly evolving to provide superior energy efficiency, comfort, and handling. Today’s automotive systems in hybrid as well as new technology ICE vehicles are often equipped with smart and electronically actuated subsystems, where also the mechanical parts are fused with the electronic ones, resulting in integrated components. Energy harvesting is also a topic of great interest. Today, the most common methods for regaining energy are vibration energy harvesting through suspension systems and energy regeneration from braking.

This Special Issue focuses on current advances in the field of Hybrid Vehicles and Automotive System Design of Electronics. Topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicle design;
  • Hybrid vehicle propulsion systems and components;
  • Motors and power electronic converters for hybrid vehicles;
  • Fault diagnosis and tolerance for hybrid vehicles and automotive electronic systems;
  • Energy storage for hybrid vehicles;
  • Electronically actuated automotive parts;
  • Automotive electronics;
  • Magnetorheological dampers;
  • Smart suspensions;
  • Energy harvesting.

Prof. Dr. Pantelis G. Nikolakopoulos
Prof. Dr. Epaminondas D. Mitronikas
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Tatakis
Prof. Dr. Jose A Antonino-Daviu
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Keywords

  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • Automotive system design
  • Automotive electronics
  • Automotive power electronics
  • Smart dampers
  • Energy harvesting

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Model of Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Two Energy Sources
by Eleonora Brtka, Gordana Jotanovic, Aleksandar Stjepanovic, Goran Jausevac, Amel Kosovac, Ivan Cvitić and Miroslav Kostadinovic
Electronics 2022, 11(13), 1993; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11131993 - 25 Jun 2022
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The paper proposes a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) design based on the installation of a fuel cell (FC) module in the existing Daewoo Tico electric vehicle to increase its range in urban areas. Installing an FC module supplied by a 2 kg hydrogen [...] Read more.
The paper proposes a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) design based on the installation of a fuel cell (FC) module in the existing Daewoo Tico electric vehicle to increase its range in urban areas. Installing an FC module supplied by a 2 kg hydrogen tank would not significantly increase the mass of the electric vehicle, and the charging time of the hydrogen tank is lower than the battery charging time. For design analysis, a model was created in the MATLAB/Simulink software package. The model simulates vehicle range at different HEV speeds for Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) and Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) power sources. The greatest anticipated benefit derived from the model analysis relates to velocities ranging from 20 km/h to 30 km/h, although the optimal HEV velocity in an urban area is in the range of 30 km/h to 40 km/h. The results indicate that this conversion of Electric Vehicle (EV) to HEV would bring a benefit of 87.4% in terms of vehicle range in urban areas. Therefore, the result of the conversion in this case is a vehicle with sub-optimal characteristics, which are nevertheless very close to optimal. Full article
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