Special Issue "Propulsion Systems of EVs"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paulo J. G. Pereirinha

Coimbra Polytechnic—ISEC and INESC Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: Electrical machines; Electric vehicles; Finite elements and renewable energies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate changes and pollution are putting high pressure on finding more sustainable and effective transportation means, with several countries and cities announcing limitations to the circulation and sales of internal combustion engine vehicles in the near future. Electrically propelled vehicles, from pure electric to hybrid electric vehicles, either as private, public, or shared transport, are the most effective way of achieving these objectives. The current electric vehicles have already reached a remarkable level of development in all its components, particularly in the last 10 years. Almost daily, new advances are being announced in the area of energy storage systems and their components, electric machines, motor drives, hybrid electric systems, etc. Nevertheless, there is still much room for them to improve. This Special Issue of the World Electric Vehicle Journal is devoted to the last developments on the propulsion systems of EVs, including their components, for vehicles powered only by batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, or a combination of these, with electric machines or hybrids. More academic or more industrial technical development papers are sought. Extended versions of conference papers (with at least 50 % different contents and undergoing a new peer review process), focusing on the more technical aspects (methodologies, formulations, more results, etc.), are eligible and welcomed to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Paulo J. G. Pereirinha
Guest Editor

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. 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. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.


  • Electric vehicle
  • Electrically propelled vehicles
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Battery-powered vehicles
  • Fuel cell vehicles
  • Electric buses
  • Propulsion systems
  • Traction motor
  • Electric machines for EV
  • Battery pack
  • Batteries for electric vehicles
  • Fuel cell system
  • Motor drives
  • Power electronics for electric vehicles
  • Multiple energy sources
  • Energy management
  • Drive train

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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