State of the Art on Different Types of Electric Vehicles

F. J. Soares, P.M. Rocha Almeida Almeida, J.A. Pecas Lopes, Rodrigo Garcia-Valle, Francesco Marra

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This chapter presents the main drivers and challenges for the large-scale adoption of Electric Vehicles (EV). The most important issues related with EV technology are also analyzed, namely, the charging infrastructures’ power levels, the type of plugs, the most common powertrain architectures, and the energy storage solutions currently available. The EV charging controllability is briefly discussed, as well as its benefits for the distribution grids operation and its contribution for the renewable energy sources expansion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectric Vehicle Integration into Modern Power Networks
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-1-4614-0133-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4614-0134-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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