2017, vol9, N°2
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Advances in Lithium-Ion Batteries
Walter van Schalkwijk, Bruno Scrosati
IJEHV Citation Index
WELCOME TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES NEWS
Cummins to Unveil All-electric and Range-extended Powertrain for Transit Bus at APTA
Cummins will display a new powertrain, configurable for either a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) or a range extended electric vehicle (REEV) incorporating a compact engine-generator. Cummins electrified power systems
To build better batteries, you need to catch them in the act
Two scanning electron microscope images that illustrate how a traditional electrolyte can cause dendrite growth (left), while a new electrolyte instead causes the growth of smooth nodules that don’t short-circuit batteries (right)
Emerging industries, from large-scale energy storage to electric cars, will need longer lasting batteries. But to build them, we need to know a lot more about what is limiting battery life.
REPORTS AND STUDIES
REthinking Energy 2017
Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing
part of the world»s ongoing energy transformation
Governments all over the world are joining that
consensus The use of renewables is their prime
choice for enhancing access to a ordable reliable
and cleaner sources of?modern energy services
More than countries have established
renewable energy targets and nearly have
enacted policies to catalyse investments in
renewable energy technologies Many are looking
to partner with an increasingly active private
To illustrate how the various energy technologies compare, we’ve created a set of interactive dashboards that summarize how much it costs to generate power. The data show that utility-scale solar and wind installations are now competitive with conventional coal- and gas-fired power plants. Moreover, wind and solar costs are projected to steeply decline in the years ahead.
Results from the Microcab fuel cell vehicle demonstration at the University of Birmingham
Int. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
2011 Vol.3, No.1 pp 62-82
The UK's first fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – the Microcab H4 series – has been demonstrated at the University of Birmingham for 21 months. The five prototypes have been used interchangeably as four-seat urban taxis and light goods vehicles around campus, accumulating over 4,000 km on the campus road network and being filled with 68 kg of hydrogen. The performance and efficiency of these vehicles have been monitored in-situ throughout the trial, using custom-built data loggers for the fuel cell and other powertrain components. This paper presents the key findings relating to the powertrain performance and efficiency. While the peak tank-to-wheel efficiency was 27%, the Microcabs were found on average to be 18% efficient at converting hydrogen into tractive power. The causes of this loss in efficiency are analysed and discussed, and show that improving the control and interaction of the individual components would result in substantially improved vehicle performance.
(more scientific papers)
October 24-26, 2017
Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT)
The second Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT) as part of Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) and held in conjunction with Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW 2017) will cooperate with IEEE to bring together the world leading experts to present emerging topics on energy, power, and transportation electrification. Call for Papers is now open - visit http://acept.asia for details.
ACEPT 2017 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Transportation Electrification Community, Power Electronics Society, and Power and Energy Society.
October 24 to 26, 2017
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
Find out more about the event : http://acept.asia
Optimum Design of the Motorization of Electric Vehicles based on Multiphysic Approach
The present habilitation thesis summarizes the achievements and the perspectives of the
teaching and research activities of the author. The report is structured on the main topics
related to the optimization of the motorization of light electric vehicles (EVs). First of all, we will
introduce the frame in which the research activities have been employed....
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Rumania