Special Issue "Selected Papers from The 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium and Exhibition (Kobe, Japan)"

A special issue of World Electric Vehicle Journal (ISSN 2032-6653).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 April 2019)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Hiroshi Fujimoto

Department of Advanced Energy, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Room 3A7, Transdisciplinary Sciences building, 5-1-5 Kashiwanosha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561, Japan
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Interests: Electric vehicle motion control; In-wheel motor; Wireless power transfer
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Joeri VAN Mierlo

Department Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Interests: Electric and hybrid vehicles (batteries, power converters, and energy management simulations); The environmental and economical comparison of vehicles with different drive trains and fuels (LCA, TCO)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue gathers updated versions of a selection of best papers from EVS31 — the 31th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition & International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference, which was organized from 30 September to 3 October 2018 in Kobe, Japan.

EVS is the leading international event to address all these issues on e-mobility. The various components of electric mobility were on display; from markets to vehicle battery technology; from motorcycles to trucks, and from charging facilities to related services and public policy.

The authors of the best papers presented at EVS31 were invited to further extend their EVS31 paper, including their most recent research findings. After a second thorough round of peer review, these papers will be published in this Special Issue of the World Electric Vehicle Journal, WEVJ. The Article Processing Charges (APC) for those selected papers will be fully waived.

If you want to know more about the World Electric Vehicle Journal, feel free to read the Editorial at https://www.mdpi.com/2032-6653/9/1/1.

The hosts of EVS31 were the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI) and Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) were organizing the event with the collaboration of The European Association for Electromobility (AVERE) and Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA).

Dr. Hiroshi Fujimoto
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. World Electric Vehicle Journal is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. As selected papers, the original 300 CHF Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication will be paid by AVERE. 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.

Published Papers (3 papers)

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Research

Open AccessArticle Test and Modelling of Commercial V2G CHAdeMO Chargers to Assess the Suitability for Grid Services
World Electr. Veh. J. 2019, 10(2), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj10020021
Received: 14 February 2019 / Revised: 12 April 2019 / Accepted: 18 April 2019 / Published: 24 April 2019
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Aggregation and control of electric vehicles (EVs) via vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies is seen as a valid option for providing ancillary power system services. This work presents results from V2G-ready equipment tests and modelling. The technical capabilities of an EV connected to a commercial [...] Read more.
Aggregation and control of electric vehicles (EVs) via vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies is seen as a valid option for providing ancillary power system services. This work presents results from V2G-ready equipment tests and modelling. The technical capabilities of an EV connected to a commercial V2G charger are investigated when controlled either locally or remotely. The charger is characterized in terms of efficiency characteristics, activation time, response granularity, ramping-up/down time, accuracy and precision. Test results show the performance for different operating conditions, highlighting the importance of a good calibration and knowledge of the employed hardware when providing standard-compliant grid regulation services via V2G technology. Ultimately, a set of simulations demonstrates that the designed EV charger model replicates accurately the operating conditions of the real hardware. Full article
Open AccessArticle A Comparison of Internal and External Preheat Methods for NMC Batteries
World Electr. Veh. J. 2019, 10(2), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj10020018
Received: 14 March 2019 / Revised: 3 April 2019 / Accepted: 10 April 2019 / Published: 15 April 2019
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Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) performance can be significantly declined when operated at cold climates in terms of capacity loss, resistance increase and accelerated aging rates. To prevent this downgrade and to maintain the optimal operation of battery cells, a preheat process is taking place, [...] Read more.
Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) performance can be significantly declined when operated at cold climates in terms of capacity loss, resistance increase and accelerated aging rates. To prevent this downgrade and to maintain the optimal operation of battery cells, a preheat process is taking place, which can be implemented either by internal or external techniques. The former is performed actively, by circulating a constant amplitude and frequency alternative pulse current (APC) at the battery cell’s terminal and preheating it internally by harvesting its generated Joule losses. The latter is achieved passively, by enclosing the cell into thermal blankets. In this work, a comparison of these two preheating strategies is presented, by proposing electro-thermal and lifetime models of a lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC/G) 20 Ah pouch battery cell. Heat transfer, energy efficiencies and degradation costs are estimated during operation of the preheat techniques. Validation of the model showed a good agreement between the model and experimental data, and a study case is proposed to estimate and compare the cost efficiency of the methods as based for an economic study. Full article
Open AccessArticle Location-Allocation of Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers—Research and Practice
World Electr. Veh. J. 2019, 10(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj10010012
Received: 31 January 2019 / Revised: 28 February 2019 / Accepted: 4 March 2019 / Published: 6 March 2019
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This paper conducts a comparative analysis of academic research on location-allocation of electric vehicle fast chargers into the pattern of the actual fast-charger allocation in the United States. The work aims to highlight the gap between academic research and actual practice of charging-station [...] Read more.
This paper conducts a comparative analysis of academic research on location-allocation of electric vehicle fast chargers into the pattern of the actual fast-charger allocation in the United States. The work aims to highlight the gap between academic research and actual practice of charging-station placement and operation. It presents evidence that the node-serving approach is, in fact, applied in the actual location-allocation of fast charging stations. However, little evidence suggests that flow-capturing, which has been much more predominantly applied in research, is being applied in practice. The author argues that a large-scale location-allocation plan for public fast chargers should be formulated based on explicit consideration of stakeholders, the objective, practical constraints, and underlining assumptions. Full article
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