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A comparison of different means to increase daily range of electric vehicles. The potential of battery sizing, increased vehicle efficiency and charging infrastructure

: Funke, Simon Á.; Plötz, Patrick

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Erstellt am: 11.12.2014

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2014 : 27-30 October 2014, Coimbra
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-6782-7
ISBN: 978-1-4799-6783-4
6 S.
Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) <2014, Coimbra>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer ISI ()
electric vehicle; Driving Range; Efficiency Technology; battery; charging infrastructure

The limited range of plug-in electric vehicles - both battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - is a crucial factor of the vehicles - utility and user acceptance. We compare the impact of three means to increase the effective range an electric vehicle can drive during one day: the size of the battery, the vehicle's efficiency in terms of electricity consumption per kilometer and recharging between trips using public charging infrastructure. As means to increase efficiency, we analyze variations of the vehicle mass, the impact of regenerative braking and a lower aerodynamic drag. The efficiency of the vehicles powertrain is assumed constant. We use real-world driving profiles to simulate individual driving behavior and real-world fuel and electricity consumption. Our findings indicate that weight reduction and an increased battery capacity offer noteworthy potentials to reduce electricity consumption and to increase the share of vehicles that could cover all their daily driving with a BEV.