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International Journal of Vehicle Design
International Journal of Vehicle Design


Special Issue on: "Electrified Vehicles and Transportation Systems"

Guest Editors:
Yuan Zou, Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R. China
Antonio Sciarretta, IFP Energies Nouvelles, France
Christopher Onder, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Huei Peng, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
Fengchun Sun, Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R.China

Electrified vehicles, such as pure electric vehicles (PEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FEVs), play an important role in electrified transportation and have the potential to significantly reduce dependency on fossil fuels and pollutant emissions, which facilitate renewable ways of generating electricity, e.g. wind and solar energy sources, leading to a good synergy between the transportation and power sectors. Additionally, it enables the transportation electrification and contributes to the closer integration of vehicles and transportation system through V2X technology.

The objective of this special issue is to provide timely solutions for theoretical, technological and economic challenges in system integration and optimisation, key components, control of electrified vehicle and transportation systems. The main focus will be on the new advances in vehicle system and component design, including engine, electric machine and energy storage, integration of the vehicles and transportation and grid system, such as V2X (V2G, V2V and V2I). Additionally, the economic and policy aspects of promoting the market penetration of electrified vehicles are included in the issue’s scope.

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

  • Vehicle system integration, optimisation and control
  • Key component design and advances, including energy storage, electric machines, motor drive systems, power electronic circuits, converters and inverters and internal combustion engines for electrified vehicle
  • V2X technologies, including V2G (vehicle-to-grid), V2I and V2V services, economy and policy for transportation electrification: e.g. scheduling of charging stations, economic analysis of battery swapping, and life-cycle assessment of electrified vehicles and connected vehicles

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, 2014

Notification to authors: 31 November, 2014

Final versions due by: 31 January, 2015