The energy storage system used in electric vehicles remains the weak link: costly, limited in range, slow to recharge, and fragile. Today, the main axis of progress is undoubtedly based on the development of energy storage systems providing solutions for improving autonomy, lifespan, or even the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). A promising solution proposed by researchers is the hybridization of energy sources to do this. The particular objective of this solution is to combine two complementary storage technologies: a specific high-energy technology for the primary source and a specific high-power backup technology.
A hybrid car represents the first step towards electrified models because it is equipped with an electric motor and a low-capacity battery, in addition to a combustion engine. Like an electric vehicle and thus reduces fuel consumption during the start-up and acceleration phases. However, due to the low capacity of their battery, a hybrid car overwhelmingly uses their internal combustion engine. Equipped with a larger capacity battery, rechargeable hybrids can operate in all-electric mode daily. To be used to their best, they must be recharged regularly. Indeed, the more they run on electricity, the more these vehicles are economical and clean to use. They thus make it possible to take a new step towards 100% electric models. Finally, electric cars only use an electric motor: they do not need fuel, are not equipped with an exhaust pipe, and do not emit pollutants during use. Thanks to their large-capacity battery, they can travel several hundred kilometers on a single charge. The frequency of the required recharge then varies according to use and the number of kilometers traveled.
The design of hybrid cars requires a larger budget than that of thermal engine cars. The purchase price of hybrid vehicles is therefore higher. But, the Total Cost of Ownership is more interesting in the long term since the owner of a hybrid car will spend less fuel, and there will also be fewer maintenance costs. Another disadvantage denounced by users is the lack of space in some models. Space must be provided for the batteries, and some designers reduce the volume of their trunks to accommodate them more easily. It is very easy to be surprised by hybrids for a pedestrian. When stationary or at low speed, the car makes very little noise. This special issue invites automakers and technologists to develop a multi-physics model with a holistic approach and evaluation tools to optimize energy flows and extend battery life and TCO. The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to the following:
The authors are requested to submit their full research papers complying with the general scope of the journal. The submitted papers will undergo peer review process before they can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we progress with the review process.
Papers submitted to this journal for possible publication must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journals. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their completed manuscript to https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/tst with manuscript type as “Special Issue on Hybrid Energy Storage System-Based Electric Vehicles: Actions and Challenges”. Further information on the journal is available at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=5971803.
Deadline for submissions: December 25, 2022
1st round of acceptance notification: January 31, 2023
Submission of revised papers: February 28, 2023
2nd round of acceptance notification: March 30, 2023
Publication online (tentative): May 31, 2023
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