11 October 2012

Call for papers: Clean Energy for Vehicle Application

A special issue of International Journal of Powertrains

The impact of ground transportation on global warming, as well as the great economic potential associated with the worldwide “greening” of cars and light duty and heavy duty vehicles, are pushing car makers, researchers and governments to concentrate significant efforts on increasing the use of clean energy for vehicle propulsion

Despite the advancements in recent years at vehicle level design and integration of clean energy sources with either traditional or innovative powertrains, major technological and economical hurdles still need to be overcome at the component and key technological areas in order to promote sustainable growth and market penetration of “green” vehicles, including electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid, fuel cell hybrid, pneumatic hybrid, alternative fuel and solar hybrid applications

We are therefore launching a special issue on clean energy for vehicle application. The primary objective of the issue is to compile state of the art research and development efforts in design, optimisation, control, functional safety, diagnosis, prognosis and experimental testing of advanced power and propulsion subsystems for “green” powertrains.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Advanced energy storage systems
  • Onboard energy management of hybrid and multi-hybrid vehicles
  • Interaction between grid infrastructure and vehicle charging/refueling
  • Management of power grids and renewable energy resource interfacing
  • Battery management systems
  • Electric machine and drive systems
  • Propulsion system design and integration
  • Combustion and emission control
  • Hydrogen production, delivery and storage
  • Impact of greener vehicle technology on car makers' market policies
  • Impact of more sustainable mobility on regional and local transportation systems
Important Dates
Manuscript submission deadline: 31 December, 2012
Reviewers' reports and decisions: 28 February, 2013
Revised manuscript submission: 31 March, 2013

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