Applied Sciences special issue: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

  • August 9, 2018

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change, urban air quality, and dependency on crude oil are important societal challenges. In the transportation sector, especially, clean and energy efficient technologies must be developed. Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have gained a growing interest in vehicle industry. Nowadays, the commercialization of EVs and PHEVs has been possible in different applications (i.e., light duty, medium duty, and heavy duty vehicles) thanks to the advances in energy-storage systems, power electronics converters (incl. DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and battery charging systems), electric machines, and energy efficient power flow control strategies.

This Special Issue is focused on the recent advances in electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles that address the new powertrain developments and go beyond the state-of-the-art (SOTA).

Topics of interest include novel propulsion systems, emerging power electronics and their control algorithms, emerging electric machines and control techniques, energy storage systems, including BMS, efficient energy management strategies for hybrid propulsion systems, vehicle-to-grid (V2G), vehicle-to-home (V2H), grid-to-vehicle (G2V) technologies and wireless power transfer systems (WPTs).

Prof. Dr. ir. Joeri Van  Mierlo
Guest Editor

Manuscript submission information

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