Energetic Evaluation of Straddle Carrier: from Diesel Electric to Full Electric Vehicles

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Abstract

This report will show different possibilities to reduce the energy bills in straddle carriers used in harbors to move containers. The possibilities range from a hybridization of the straddle carrier with the inclusion of a Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) to the full electrification of the straddle carrier. The latter would entail the replacement of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) with high energy density batteries. In between these two options, several combinations are possible.
The straddle carrier subject of the study presents a diesel-electric topology where an engine-generator group produces the electricity needed to power the motors at the wheels and the motor used to lift the containers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPSA Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Electric vehicles
  • Straddle carrier
  • Energy efficiency
  • Diesel-electric propulsion
  • Hybrid electric vehicles

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