Title: An overview of electric vehicle converter configurations, control methods and charging techniques

Authors: V. Indragandhi; V. Subramaniyaswamy; Logesh Ravi; V. Vijayakumar; P. Manimekalai

Addresses: School of Electrical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India ' School of Computing, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai, India ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Selvam College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: The prospects of Electric Vehicles (EVs) have gained momentum due to the weakening of fossil fuels and the emergence of global warming issues. Moreover, highly energy-efficient vehicles have grown in stature due to the rapid progress made by power electronic equipment. It is a fact that the transportation sector consumes a sizable chunk of energy throughout the world. EVs are the solution for this problem as they reduce the radiation of greenhouse gases. Since one third of the EV cost is dependent on its battery, the batteries and the pricing structure have undergone several experiments. The causes and the availability of the energy sources, alternative energy sources, contemporary control methods for formulating policies of energy management, configurations of converting DC-DC in EV applications and the methods of charging EV in a smart environment are exhaustively reviewed in the present study. The study evaluates the challenges and benefits of implementing electric vehicle technology. The utility grid encompasses several alternative energy resources due to the speedy development of EV. Thus, managing and meeting the increasing demand for alternative energy resources could be achieved by using smart grid control.

Keywords: converters; electric vehicles; fuel cell; hybrid vehicle; plug-in vehicle; smart grid.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVICS.2020.111454

International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems, 2020 Vol.5 No.4, pp.406 - 435

Received: 15 Feb 2020
Accepted: 14 Mar 2020

Published online: 13 Nov 2020 *

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