26 October 2012

Call for papers: Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles – Drives and Technologies

A special issue of International Journal of Vehicle Performance

Electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) are rapidly evolving as most promising alternatives in low emission and fuel efficient vehicles. The pace of developments in EV and PHEV technologies, however, has been affected by various challenges in a highly adverse manner. These include high costs, sizing problems, power management and limited driving range.

 This special issue is intended to focus on state-of-the-art developments in drives and power management technologies for EVs and PHEVs, particularly the developments in practical power electronics, electric machines and motor drives solutions for the automotive industry.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Power electronic converters, bidirectional AC/DC and DC/DC converters
  • Novel machine designs for propulsion
  • Advanced motor drive solutions and control technologies
  • Modelling and simulation of EV/PHEV power trains
  • Innovative EV/PHEV architectures
  • Battery storage technologies
  • Coordinated charging and grid demands
  • Smart power management strategies
  • Fuel cell-based EV/PHEV architectures
  • Ultracapacitor-based hybrid storage systems
  • Smart charging infrastructures for EVs and PHEVs
Important Dates
Manuscript submission deadline: 30 April, 2013
Reviewers' reports and decisions: 31 July, 2013
Final manuscripts due: 31 October, 2013

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