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A Review of Electric Vehicle Technologies

  • P. Ravi Kumar
  • C. Gowri Shankar
  • R. Uthirasamy
  • V. J. Vijayalakshmi
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Abstract

Electric vehicles (EVs) have gained remarkable attention due to growing concerns over global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels in the last decade. The propulsion system in EVs comprises electric motors, which are fed by energy storage units through power electronic devices. Due to limitations of conventional energy storage systems in terms of cost, sizing, management, energy and power density, it has become necessary to have an energy generating unit along with the energy storage unit. Effective utilization of energy in EVs can be carried out with the incorporation of advanced power electronics technologies. This chapter reviews the various classifications of EVs, electrical propulsion systems, energy storage systems and energy management systems. This chapter also highlights the various issues to be considered for effective electrification in EVs.

Keywords

Electric Vehicle Energy Management System Energy Storage System 

Abbreviations

EV

Electric Vehicle

ICE

Internal Combustion Engines

ICEV

Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle

HEV

Hybrid Electric Vehicle

AEV

All Electric Vehicles

PEC

Power Electronic Converters

BEV

Battery Electric Vehicle

FCEV

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

EPS

Electric Propulsion System

ESS

Energy Storage System

PHEV

Plugin Electric Vehicle

UC

Ultra capacitor

EDLC

Electric Double-layer Capacitors

EMS

Energy Management System

RB

Rule Based

RTO

Real Time Optimizations

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Ravi Kumar
    • 1
  • C. Gowri Shankar
    • 2
  • R. Uthirasamy
    • 1
  • V. J. Vijayalakshmi
    • 1
  1. 1.KPR Institute of Engineering and TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.KSR College of EngineeringTiruchengodeIndia

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