Calls for papers


International Journal of Powertrains
International Journal of Powertrains


Special Issue on: "Enabling Technologies for Zero-Emission Road Vehicles"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Ji Li, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dr. Mingming Liu, Dublin City University, Ireland
Dr. Yang Xing, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Dr. Yanfei Li, Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Quan Zhou, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Electric vehicles, including battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles are the main contributors toward reaching the net-zero emission target in the transport sector. To ensure the smooth entry of battery-electric and other renewable vehicles into the market, hybrid and plug-in hybrids play an irreplaceable role in technical reserve and market expansion. To improve the efficiency of energy utilisation and dynamic performance of the electrified powertrain system, modelling, control, and optimisation methods for advanced architecture and driving assistance technologies are indispensable and worthy to be investigated.

This special issue aims to collect tutorials and critical reviews of the state-of-the-art enabling technologies for zero-emission road vehicles. Papers regarding the fundamental study, applications, and review are all recommended to help expand readerships from either academia or industry.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Advancements in powertrain architectures
  • System level optimisation and control
  • Reliability and lifetime estimation
  • Battery management system
  • Physical modelling and digital twining for powertrain subsystem
  • Intelligent modular design of hybrid powertrain
  • Driving assistance technology (e.g., driver model, velocity prediction, etc.)
  • Environmental factors (e.g., pedestrians, traffic, geography, etc.)

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 September, 2022

Notification to authors: 30 November, 2022

Final versions due by: 30 January, 2023