Analysis of the Efficiency of Electric Vehicle Rapid Charge Systems

Knowles, Michael, Baglee, David, Carroll, Steve, Walsh, Chris, Carter, Rebecca and Cruden, Andrew (2011) Analysis of the Efficiency of Electric Vehicle Rapid Charge Systems. In: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Conference (HEVC) 2011, 18-19 May 2011, Warwick UK.

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Rapid chargers can replenish EV batteries to 80% charge within approximately 30 minutes. This means they are one of the key technologies which will support EV rollout. This paper describes the results of an efficiency study on the performance of a rapid charge unit which has recently been installed at the MetroCentre retail complex in Gateshead, North East England. The study focuses on the efficiency and power draw of the charging process at different starting States of Charge (SoC) and compares the performance of the rapid charger with that of conventional charging. The voltage and current harmonics of the charger have also been measured in consideration of their effects on the local network.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-1-84919-504-1
Subjects: Engineering > Automotive Engineering
Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Faculty of Technology > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Michael Knowles
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 10:47
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:32
ORCID for Michael Knowles: ORCID iD
ORCID for David Baglee: ORCID iD

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