electric vehicle Articles

  • Hybrid electric vehicles today

    There are quite a range of hybrid Electric vehicles on the market today such as the Toyota Prius, Honda Insight,Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Toyota Highlander and Ford Escape. The Prius is manufactured at a volume of about 5000 per month, and Toyota recently announced that it is making a modest profit on these cars. The cost of HEVs is about $5000 more than comparable conventional vehicles, and ...

  • Electric vehicles: A win for Detroit and EE

    At this week’s Detroit Auto Show, electric vehicles are on top. Two of the year’s highest-rated cars are electric. The plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volt was awarded this year’s “Car of the Year,” just beating out the all-electric Nissan LEAF. But regardless of which car wins, the message is clear: electric cars are generating a lot of excitement. It’s not just ...

  • The Inconvenient Truth about Electric Vehicles

    Politicians and press are extolling the virtues of the electric vehicles (EV's) that are coming to market in 2011 and the Government provides a subsidy of £5,000 pe- car. It is said that EV's solve both the air quality and global warming issues. Well there is no doubt they are very good for local air aualitv. but what about reducinq C02 emissions? First, let's consider what an EV is ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

    Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in Canada

    Currently, there are close to 18,500 electric vehicles (EVs) on the road in Canada, 5 years after they were introduced to market. Still, Canada has half the number of EVs per inhabitant compared with the United States. For Electric Mobility Canada (EMC), it is time to establish a strong national policy to bring EVs from an early adopter’s market to a mass ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Modelling performance of ultracapacitor arrays in hybrid electric vehicles

    This paper describes the development of a computer model to model performance of ultracapacitor arrays in hybrid electric vehicles. A Power-Based Model (PBM) was created and the results were compared with data from the University of Idaho's ultracapacitor hybrid Future Truck. The PBM accurately predicts vehicle fuel economy and allows quick simulation speed. This model includes a derived Internal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lithium and the Implications from the Commercial Introduction of Electric Vehicles

    Much excitment in the motor industry is being generated about electric cars reaching the marketplace by the third quarter of ...


    By Dynamic Adsorbents Inc.

  • Car or Motorcycle? A Stunning New Electric Vehicle!

    More car than motorcycle, Lit Motors' C-1 2-wheeler, self-stabilizing prototype looks like a very promising personal vehicle, and Lit Motors is hiring a lot of engineers to go from prototype to manufacturing a production ...


  • Power management policies and control of hybrid electric vehicle

    With increasing concern over the environment and ever-stringent emission regulations, the use of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is being investigated as an alternative form of transportation. A hybrid vehicle combines the advantages of an electric drive and an internal combustion engine. This paper proposes the necessary hardware and software needed for an effective control of the electrical part ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electric vehicles powering communities through natural disasters

    Mass power outages and blackouts have always been of great concern during and after natural disasters. In addition to the devastation that can occur from flooding, collapsed buildings, and disruptions to basic infrastructure, the absence of electricity can shut down basic communications systems, adding to the anxieties of those most critically affected. While much discussion revolves around what ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • An Action Plan to Integrate Plug-in Electric Vehicles with the U.S. Electrical Grid

    Executive Summary: Americans purchased almost 18,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in 2011, a strong first year for these transformative vehicles. Recently, private industry and government have invested valuable resources in developing, promoting, and deploying PEVs. These vehicles offer an uncommon opportunity to address energy security, air quality, climate change, and economic growth. ...

  • Running performance of front–and–rear–wheel–independent–drive–type electric vehicle suitable for next–generation electric vehicles

    A front–and–rear–wheel–independent–drive–type–electric vehicle (FRID EV) is being developed as the next–generation EV with optimum characteristics compatible with driving performance and safety. Development of the FRID EV has involved studying the driving performance and safety of all types of propulsion systems. Since the FRID EV has propulsion systems that can control the driving and braking ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison of the environmental impact of five electric vehicle battery technologies using LCA

    The environmental assessment of various electric vehicle battery technologies (lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, sodium nickel-chloride, and lithium-ion) was performed in the context of the European end-of-life vehicles directive (2000/53/EC). An environmental single-score based on a life-cycle approach, was allocated to each of the studied battery technologies through the combined ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergetic and energetic evaluations of hybrid electric vehicle thermal management systems

    In this paper, performance analysis of a hybrid electric vehicle thermal management system (TMS) is investigated under different input parameters. The effects of several parameters on the system performance are investigated, including evaporating and condensing temperatures, subcooling and superheating, compressor speed, and heat exchanger pressure drop as well as the battery heat dissipation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Trends, features and recent research efforts in the field of hybrid electric vehicles

    Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) have attracted tremendous attention as a commercially viable alternative to either traditional vehicles or electric vehicles. Successful HEV design requires optimal sizing of its key mechanical and electrical components. Recently, energy management strategies for HEV have been extensively studied. In addition, for a HEV to be as efficient as possible, proper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study of recyclable energy of exhaust and structure design of electric generator on vehicles

    In the present study, the energy transfer process of the engine exhaust was analysed based on the concept of exergy and exergy analysis of the second law of the thermodynamics, the proportion of the wasted exergy and the major exergy loss position were identified, which provided a theoretical basis for taking new measures to reduce the unnecessary loss of the available energy during the energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Extending simultaneous engineering: electric vehicle supply chains and new product development

    Regulatory efforts, notably in the USA, have seen renewed interest in the development of electric vehicles. The innovation and technology demands of these products have necessitated the involvement of a range of technology suppliers that extend beyond existing networks in the automobile industry. This paper explores these emerging relationships by describing the regulatory framework and analysing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Toward designing flat torque switched reluctance motor for electric vehicle

    The switched reluctance motors have simple construction and high out torque. But they are not use widely in electric vehicles because they have the problem of the torque ripples, which stand against their use. The previous researches success to minimise the torque ripples but the average output torque decreased. From this point of view, the paper discovers hidden point, which is the relation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lagrangian modelling evaluation of the NOx pollution reduction due to electric vehicles introduction

    In this paper, the problem of the atmospheric pollution due to the traffic emission from a large freeway is faced. To this aim, numerical simulations were performed and compared with measured data in a real case. The Lagrangian particle model includes a simple chemical scheme for the reactions between NOx and ozone. The results, compared with a field experiment taken in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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