Advanced Charging System for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Vehicles [chapter]

Muhammad Aziz
2017 Hybrid Electric Vehicles  
The increase of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) results in higher electricity demand for their charging. In addition, the uncontrolled and timely concentrated charging is potential to decrease the quality of electricity. This condition has encouraged the development of advanced charging system, which is able to facilitate quick charging with minimum impacts on the electrical grid. This chapter explains some issues related to charging of PHEVs and
more » ... s including some available charging systems, charging behaviour and developed charging system employing battery for assistance during charging. In analysis of charging behaviour, the effect of ambient temperature to charging rate is clarified. Higher ambient temperature, such as during summer, leads to higher charging rate compared to one during winter. As advanced charging system, a battery-assisted charging system for PHEVs and BEVs is also described. The evaluation results in terms of their performance to facilitate a quick, simultaneous charging as well as reduce the stress of electrical grid due to massively uncontrolled charging are also provided. This system is considered as one of the appropriate solutions that can be adopted in the near future to avoid problems on electrical grid due to massive charging of PHEVs and BEVs.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.68287 fatcat:ipvmbjcjhbccnnrhstiebbpsjy