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Technologies to Accelerate the Transition to Electric Mobility

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Transportation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 May 2024) | Viewed by 359

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Department of Industrial Electronics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Interests: electric vehicles
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Department of Industrial Electronics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimaraes, Portugal
Interests: power electronics; power quality; active power filters; renewable energy; energy efficiency; electric vehicles; energy storage systems; battery charging systems; smart grids; smart cities; smart homes; technologies for innovative railway systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The topic of electric mobility is not new; however, after two decades of quick growth, it is gaining a new perspective framed in diverse scenarios, permitting, more than ever, cooperative operations with other indispensable technologies for a more sustainable power grid. In fact, the global market of electric vehicles is increasing each year, where almost all the players have electric models for the most varied contexts, accounting for a relevant portion of the new registered vehicles around the world. This Special Issue aims to identify and discuss the current trends of different types of electric vehicles across the globe. It also intends to establish a conducting line relative to the integration of electric vehicles with power grids, considering the new perspectives for the next decades, including the inherent technologies on board of the electric vehicles (e.g., hybrid storage technologies and faster charging systems), and also more flexible operations within various contexts, including smart grids, smart homes, and smart cities (e.g., multiple faster-charging systems and bidirectional and flexible charging systems). In addition, it also aims to contextualize diverse objectives targeting the full adoption of electric mobility, including inductive wireless charging systems, unified traction and charging systems, and innovative solutions for electrified railways, aircraft, bicycles, ships, trucks, pallet trucks and forklifts. This Special Issue aims to receive feature papers, review papers, and research papers, with topics aligned with (but not limited to):

  • In-depth assessment of different types of electric vehicles;
  • Energy storage technologies and supply chain;
  • Government objectives and strategies;
  • Charging infrastructures;
  • Auxiliary battery charging systems;
  • On-board battery charger technologies and operation modes;
  • Integration of electric vehicles in distribution power grids;
  • Electric motors and power electronics systems for different types of electric vehicles;
  • Electric vehicles perspectives worldwide;
  • Road electric vehicles (cars and trucks), railway vehicles, electric ships, and electric aircrafts;
  • Lightweight electric vehicles, bicycles, pallet trucks, forklifts, etc.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Vitor Monteiro
Dr. Joao L. Afonso
Guest Editors

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