Battery charging for electric vehicles with modular multilevel traction drives

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • SINTEF Energy Research
  • Politecnico di Milano

Abstract

A modular multilevel converter based on MosFET half bridge modules has been recently proposed for the energy management and the drivetrain control of electric vehicles. This topology provides an active balancing of the cells in addition to the control of the propulsion motor, thus integrating into the same controller also the function of a battery management system. This paper analyses the possibilities for stationary recharge of the batteries both from a three phase and a single phase AC source. Charging operations are demonstrated by numerical simulations on a model of an electric city car.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventIET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014), 7th - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Apr 201410 Apr 2014

Conference

ConferenceIET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014), 7th
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period8/04/1410/04/14

Keywords

  • Battery electric vehicles, Battery recharge, Modular multilevel converters, Power converters for EV

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