Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle developments in the US: Trends, barriers, and economic feasibility

Sanjaka G. Wirasingha, Nigel Schofield, Ali Emadi

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) concepts for private, public, and utility services across the USA. This has encouraged the establishment of a number of small companies providing expertise and components for evaluation and demonstration system vehicles, and interest by auto manufacturers in future mass-produced PHEVs. In this paper, we present the principles of Plug-in hybrid electric operation, discuss the practical implementation issues associated with the various technology platforms, and propose power-train options for various classes of vehicle. We also discuss current US hybrid and PHEV trends, summarize major national and state projects, the charging impact on the power grid, vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G) and other related technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2008
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781424418497
ISBN (Print)9781424418480
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event4th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference - Harbin, China
Duration: 3 Sep 20085 Sep 2008
Conference number: 4

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2008
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1938-8756

Conference

Conference4th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference
Abbreviated titleVPPC 2008
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHarbin
Period3/09/085/09/08

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