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The impact of electric automobility

Davies, Huw Charles, Cipcigan, Liana Mirela, Ceri, Donovan, Newman, Daniel and Nieuwenhuis, Paul Andre Henri Francois 2015. The impact of electric automobility. In: Nieuwenhuis, Paul Andre Henri Francois and Wells, Peter Esrkine eds. The Global Automotive Industry, John Wiley, pp. 185-198. (10.1002/9781118802366.ch16)

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The simplest solution to electrification of the drivetrain is to remove the internal combustion engine (ICE). Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) operate on electricity only and the main components are primarily a high voltage (HV) battery, an electric motor and a motor controller. The distance driven in charge depleting (CD) mode is classified as the all electric range (AER). An intermediate step in electrification of the vehicle drivetrain is the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). Electric mobility offers an opportunity for diversification of the primary energy sources used in transport but also brings new risks, technological challenges and commercial imperatives. Based on the location, the charging infrastructure is classified as residential or commercial. Public charging infrastructures, including central charging stations for large car parks and street charging stations, are starting to be installed in large numbers to help the deployment of EVs and address the customer's ‘range anxiety’.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Publisher: John Wiley
ISBN: 9781118802397
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:42

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