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International Journal of Powertrains
International Journal of Powertrains


Special Issue on: "Rechargeable Vehicles and Electric Grids"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Zhihao Li and Dr. Han Peng, GE Global Research Center, USA
Prof. Zuyi Li, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Omer Onar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Erik Schaltz, Aalborg University, Denmark

Rechargeable vehicles, known as electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), would have significant impacts on electric grids in terms of load leverage, online storage and peak shaving capabilities, or when considered as potential assets to sell demand response services by either delivering electricity into the grid or by throttling charging rate.

Rechargeable vehicles can provide a backup for home owners with battery storage during power outages. High capacity vehicle batteries also provide a large buffer for renewable grid resources. At the same time, rechargeable vehicles bring risks to electric grids in stability control, generation capacity, recharging losses and battery degradations.

This special issue is aimed at disseminating the results of research on the applications of rechargeable vehicles in electric grids that relates to vehicle-to-grid (V2G), grid operation, operation standards and policies.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle-to-grid applications
  • Vehicle-to-home applications
  • Impacts of rechargeable vehicles on grid stability
  • Impacts of rechargeable vehicles on economical operation of grid systems
  • Integration of rechargeable vehicles with renewable energy sources
  • Recharge optimisation
  • Development of smart grids
  • Grid ancillary services and demand response applications with vehicle batteries

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

Manuscript submission deadline: 31 May, 2013

Completion of first review: 31 July, 2013

Submission of revised papers: 31 August, 2013

Completion of final review: 30 September, 2013

Final manuscript submission: 31 October, 2013