An overview of electric vehicles-challenges and opportunities

C.C. Chan, K.T. Chau
Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE IECON. 22nd International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control, and Instrumentation  
In response to concerns about energy cost, energy dependence and environmental damage, a rekindling of interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has been obvious. Based on the 'California rules' on zero emission vehicles in the United States as well as similar tightened air pollution regulation in Europe, Asia and much of the rest of the world, the market size of EVs will be enormous. Thus, the development of power electronics technology for EVs will take an accelerated pace to fulfil the market
more » ... fil the market needs. This paper is to review the current status of multidisciplinary technologies in EVs. Various challenges of power electronics technology for EV propulsion, battery charging and power accessories are explored. 0-7803-2775-6196 $4.00 0 1996 IEEE
doi:10.1109/iecon.1996.570892 fatcat:24wcseggwjgzjjwcdnxyr65ud4