Title: Design and modelling of hybrid fuel cell and solar-based electric vehicle

Authors: Ravpati Srikanth; M. Venkatesan

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vignan's Foundation for Science and Technology Research, Guntur 522213, Andhra Pradesh, India ' Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vignan's Lara Institute of Technology and Science, Guntur 522213, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract: Design and modelling of a hybrid electric vehicle using two different energy sources (fuel cell and PV) are presented in this paper. In this proposed model, a High Gain Interleaved Boost Converter (HGIBC) is used to extract the maximum power from the PV array and fuel cell. To optimise the maximum power, a single MPPT system has been applied to both the fuel cell stack and solar panel. A Brushless DC Motor (BLDC) is used in this work to evaluate the performance of the electric vehicle. A BLDC motor has been designed to coerce the hybrid electric vehicle using a three phase inverter. The performance characteristics of the system have been analysed in terms of rise time, peak overshoot and efficiency. Finally, the simulation results are verified through MATLAB/Simulink.

Keywords: hybrid electric vehicle; HGIBC; fuel cell; PV array; BLDC; MATLAB; Simulink.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2020.116445

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2020 Vol.15 No.3/4, pp.225 - 240

Received: 17 Apr 2020
Accepted: 26 May 2020

Published online: 26 Jul 2021 *

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