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C. Schuss, T. Fabritius, B. Eichberger and T. Rahkonen, "Energy-efficient Routing of Electric Vehicles with Integrated Photovoltaic Installations," 2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/I2MTC43012.2020.9129290

Energy-efficient routing of electric vehicles with integrated photovoltaic installations

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Author: Schuss, Christian1; Fabritius, Tapio1; Eichberger, Bernd2;
Organizations: 1Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques (OPEM) Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
2Institute of Electronic Sensor Systems, Graz University of Technology, Austria
3Circuits and Systems (CAS) Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-11-05


This paper investigates the potential output power of photovoltaic (PV) installations on top of battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). By choosing different routes within urban areas, we expect different output power levels from the vehicle’s PV installation. Hence, we calculate energy profiles to estimate the PV energy which can be gained during driving conditions to choose the most energy-efficient route for BEVs and HEVs. While driving duration, driving distance and traffic conditions are some of the criteria within the decision-making process of routing algorithms, in this paper, we focus on energy-efficiency of routing algorithms. We present experimental data to highlight the importance of energy profiles for improving and maximising of the electrical driving distance of BEVs and HEVs.

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Series: IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
ISSN: 2642-2069
ISSN-E: 2642-2077
ISSN-L: 2642-2069
ISBN: 978-1-7281-4460-3
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-4461-0
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 9129290
DOI: 10.1109/I2MTC43012.2020.9129290
Host publication: 2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2020
Conference: IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: Dr. Christian Schuss was funded by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis (6G) project (grant no. 318927). Prof. Tapio Fabritius is partially supported by Academy of Finlands FIRI funding (grant no. 320017).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
320017 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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