By Phillip Krein The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC) has “graduated” from its status as a program initiative and is now a permanent part of the IEEE. Even though the transition to a permanent organization is complete, TEC is one of the first such communities. Transportation electrification is a real revolution today. The impact is ramping up in established “planes, trains, and automobiles” domains that may be familiar, but also extending to marine applications, many forms of ...
by Robert A. Taylor and Chia-Yang Chung With the rise of Tesla, electrical vehicles (EVs) are becoming a popular alternative to conventional internal-combustion-engine (ICE) vehicles. A recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report projects 20 million passenger EVs will be on the road by 2020 . Of course, EVs do have some limitations – namely cost, driving range, and recharge time. These and other issues have hampered their widespread adoption. Another, often overlooked, issue ...
By Bryan Tillman, Director of Operations, Green Wheels If smoking in restaurants and bars has been banned because its effects are bad for human health, shouldn’t large “smoking” vehicles also be banned in densely populated city centers for the same reasons? Certain cities in the European Union are considering just that - by 2050, many cities may allow only zero-emissions vehicles to travel into their city cores1. (shown ...
By Dave Tuttle and Ross Baldick Introduction We discussed in the first article of our two-part series, that electric vehicles had the advantage of a much wider variety of locations that can provide refueling than even conventional vehicles. Home, work, and public locations provide a far greater number of potential fueling (re-charging) points than the 168,000 gas stations (1) in the U.S. While the vast majority of charging is presently performed ...
By: Habib-ur Rehman, Member IEEE, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, The American University of Sharjah, P. O. Box 26666, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 971-50-7330819, Fax: 971-6-5152987 Introduction A hybrid energy storage system (HESS) consisting of high-energy-density batteries and high-power-density Ultra-capacitors (UCs) can perform better than a battery alone powering an Electric Vehicle. Hybrid energy storage can harness the benefits of the battery and UCs together and meet the energy ...
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.
Dr. Robert Taylor, is currently a Senior Lecturer at University of New South Wales, Australia, in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering. Dr. Taylor’s main research interest is in the development of ‘next generation’ solar thermal collectors....Read More
David Tuttle, David received the B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors from the Speed Scientific School, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. and the M.B.A. degree with the Dean’s Award from the University of Texas at Austin....Read More
Ross Baldick, received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in 1988 and 1990, respectively, from the University of California, Berkeley....Read More