15th Edition of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Newsletter - to boldly go. This issue of the TE newsletter marks a milestone - it is the 15th edition and completes over 2 years of publications. As I review the articles that have been published, I feel satisfied that we are achieving our goal; "to bridge the gap between layperson, technology practitioner, and R&D Scientist." Surprisingly for some, this dialog has not solely focused on "sexy" consumer EV applications, ...
By: Becky Gough With such diverse potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to provide significant emission and cost savings it is sometimes difficult to see a downside to the potential EVs have to offer. However, with rapidly increasing electricity demand on the UK electricity grid due to supply diversification and an increasing population, EV charging could add to that load increase . It would therefore seem that “managed charging” and discharging through vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G) will provide an ideal solution, providing peak ...
By Hao Huang, IEEE Fellow, SAE Fellow Higher Energy efficiency, lower NOx emissions, and lower audible noise for aircraft have become critical issues that need to be addressed due to threats on quality of life and even survivability of our future generations. Recently, significant efforts have been made to address these environmental and resource conservation issues. The following table shows the objectives set by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Commission for 2020+:
By Benjamin Jurjevich and Andy Swanton It is quickly becoming a common notion that the future of utility trucks will be zero-emission, battery-electric . It is hard to dispute, especially when considering fixed-route urban services such as waste management trucks and street sweepers. Even low mileage utility trucks such as cement mixers and yard trucks are all presently integrated with truck chassis that have horrible fuel economies, often below 4 file-per-gallon . Last week, Fleets & ...
About the IEEE EV Newsletter
The Transportation Electrification eNewsletter studies topics that span across four main domains: Terrestrial (land based), Nautical (Ocean, lakes and bodies of water), Aeronautical (Air and Space) and Commercial-Manufacturing. Main topics include: Batteries including fuel cells, Advanced Charging, Telematics, Systems Architectures that include schemes for both external interface (electric utility) and vehicle internal layout, Drivetrains, and the Connected Vehicle.
Becky Gough is a Research Engineer currently working towards a Systems Engineering Doctorate in low carbon technologies with Cenex, The Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies. Her background is in the buildings sector, graduating from Nottingham University in 2012 with a degree in Architecture and Environmental Design. As a building services engineer she began her Engineering Doctorate in 2012, looking at the interoperability of renewable technologies into domestic and commercial properties. From this her work led into the design and optimisation of hybrid heat pump and photovoltaic thermal systems in association with her first sponsor company....Read More
Dr. Hao Huang is the Technology Chief of GE Aviation Electrical Power. He is responsible for technical directions, innovation strategies, multi-generation product roadmaps of the aircraft electrical power division, and he has been constantly leading and involving inventions and innovations of aircraft electrical power technologies. Dr. Huang is an IEEE fellow with citation of “for contributions to electric power generation, conversion, and control in aircraft.” He is also a SAE fellow with citation of “a recognized technical leader in more electric aircraft and electric vehicle power systems.” Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA in 1987. He has 30 year experience in Aircraft Electrical Power Systems, Power Generations, Engine Starting, Power Electronics and Controls, and electric vehicle drives. He has had 40 patents (include patent pending), 22 technical publications, and 3 software copy rights in the above mentioned areas.....Read More
Ben Jurjevich is an Engineering Associate in electric truck development at BYD Motors. He studies Integrated Engineering and Business at the University of Western Ontario. His field of research is in large-scale transformative technologies.....Read More
Andy Swanton is Director of Business Development at BYD working on bringing full battery electric trucks to market, including everything from on-road delivery trucks to off-road heavy duty freight trucks. Prior to BYD Andy worked for a medical device manufacturer in Glendora, CA, where he worked in a variety of commercial and operational roles. Before that he was a water treatment engineer, designing and overseeing construction for municipal water treatment projects. Andy has engineering degrees from Tufts University and MIT and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Kellie, and golden retriever, Zoey....Read More