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Electric vehicle driving range extension using photovoltaic panels

De Pinto, S, Lu, Q, Camocardi, P, Chatzikomis, Christoforos, Sorniotti, Aldo and Lekakou, Constantina (2016) Electric vehicle driving range extension using photovoltaic panels In: 13th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 2016-10-17 - 2016-10-20, Hangzhou, China.

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This paper investigates the potential benefits of photovoltaic (PV) panels on electric vehicles. In addition to the PV panels on the roof of the car, in this study a PV panel is installed below the windshield to increase energy capture when the car is parked. An electro-mechanical actuator makes the PV panel disappear under the roof when the passengers are in the vehicle. The paper presents the simulation model of the overall PV architecture, including the DC/DC converter and the energy storage system. Based on recorded temperature and solar irradiance profiles, the model calculates the energy input and the corresponding range extension. The resulting values are discussed for a prototype four-wheel-drive urban electric vehicle operating in five European locations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Mechanical Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
De Pinto, S
Lu, Q
Camocardi, P
Date : 22 December 2016
DOI : 10.1109/VPPC.2016.7791674
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
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Uncontrolled Keywords : PV panels, electric vehicles, windshield, range extension.
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Aug 2016 11:15
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 17:06

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