Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Volume 109, Issue 6 | June 2021

Guest Editors:

Mehrdad Ehsani
Chunting Chris Mi

Special Issue Papers

Scanning the Issue

By M. Ehsani and C. C. Mi

State of the Art and Trends in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

By M. Ehsani, K. V. Singh, H. O. Bansal, and R. T. Mehrjardi

This article provides insight into the current challenges and breakthroughs in the field of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).

Revolution of Electric Vehicle Charging Technologies Accelerated by Wide Bandgap Devices

By S. Li, S. Lu, and C. C. Mi

This article reviews wide bandgap devices (WBGs) and their impact on the development of electric vehicle charging equipment.

A Critical Review of Advanced Electric Machines and Control Strategies for Electric Vehicles

By C. Liu, K. T. Chau, C. H. T. Lee, and Z. Song

This article reviews advanced electric machines and their corresponding control strategies, particularly for electric vehicle (EV) applications.

Status and Gap in Rechargeable Lithium Battery Supply Chain: Importance of Quantitative Failure Analysis

By Y. Zhang, R. T. Nguyen, and B. Liaw

This article provides a critical review of current rechargeable lithium battery design, development, manufacturing, and deployment in the supply chain.

Electric Drive Technology Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Future Electric Vehicles

By I. Husain, B. Ozpineci, Md S. Islam, E. Gurpinar, G.-J. Su, W. Yu, S. Chowdhury, L. Xue, D. Rahman, and R. Sahu

This article covers the state of the art and emerging concepts in electric drivetrain technologies used to facilitate the transition to electric road transport technologies.

Reliability of Power Electronic Systems for EV/HEV Applications

By F. Blaabjerg, H. Wang, I. Vernica, B. Liu, and P. Davari

This article focuses on the power electronic systems reliability in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs (HEVs) where both their reliability requirements and challenges are highlighted for the used power electronics technology.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle (HEV/EV) Technologies for Off-Road Applications

By M. Abul Masrur

This article presents the current status of hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV/EV) technology, with an emphasis on the issue related to decision making process before the HEV/EV technology is introduced for any particular situation.

Toward Holistic Energy Management Strategies for Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles in Heavy-Duty Applications

By T. Rudolf, T. Schürmann, S. Schwab, and S. Hohmann

This article provides a thorough review of energy management strategies (EMSs) and related methodologies for heavy-duty fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles (FCHEVs).

Electric/Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Propulsion Systems

By P. Wheeler, T. S. Sirimanna, S. Bozhko, and K. S. Haran

This article discusses electric/hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion systems, their technological requirements, and the ongoing research and development in motors and drives necessary to make this technological change a feasible option for the future of passenger flight.

Electric Vehicles for Smart Buildings: A Survey on Applications, Energy Management Methods, and Battery Degradation

By S. Nazari, F. Borrelli, and A. Stefanopoulou

This article focuses on different vehicle-to-building (V2B) application ideas and reviews energy management methods in smart buildings with V2B integration.