Analysis of the energy storage systems in series plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

Scriptie/masterproef: Master's Thesis


A model of a series plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in the Matlab/Simulink environment is proposed. This model is used to examine the rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. None of the currently existing lithium ion battery technologies are able to meet the industrial demands in terms of energy content, power capability, cycle life, efficiency and cost. To overcome this inconvenience, the combination of an Electrical Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) system with an energy-optimized battery is analysed. A comparative study between the battery stand-alone system and the hybrid RESS shows the beneficial influence of the EDLC system on the power performance, cycle life, energy efficiency and all electric driving range. The EDLC system however also significantly increases the cost, weight and volume of the RESS, blocking its introduction in modern passenger vehicles.
Datum Prijs1 mrt 2014
Toekennende instantie
  • Siemens Industry Software
SponsorenSiemens Industry Software
BegeleiderMohamed El Baghdadi (Advisor), Joeri Van Mierlo (Promotor) & Noshin Omar (Advisor)

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