More than a fifth of the greenhouse emissions produced worldwide come from the transport sector. Several initiatives have been developed over the last few decades, aiming at improving vehicles’ energy conversion efficiency and improve mileage per liter of fuel. Most recently, electric vehicles have been brought back into the market as real competitors of conventional vehicles. Electric vehicle technology offers higher conversion efficiencies, reduced greenhouse emissions, low noise, etc. There are, however, several challenges to overcome, for instance: improving batteries’ energy density to increase the driving range, fast recharging, and initial cost. These issues are addressed on this chapter by looking in depth into both conventional and non-conventional storage technologies in different transportation applications.
|Title of host publication||Technologies and Applications for Smart Charging of Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Number of pages||56|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Smart charging
- Electric Vehicle
- hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) design