Automatic static charging of electric distribution vehicles using ERS technology

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Abstract

In order to electrify commercial distribution vehicles, an easy to use charging infrastructure with minimum driver interaction is needed, as managing time is essential to maximize profit for this type of vehicles. This paper proposes the use of a piece of a conductive Alternating Short-Segmented Electric Road System (ASSE) as an automatic charger for lightweight distribution vans. Since the ASSE is originally designed for dynamic charging, no additional equipment onboard the vehicle is required to charge from an ERS, should it be available as well. In order to analyze the performance of the system, a demonstrator of an ASSE automatic charger is installed at the depot of a logistics distribution company. Based on the measurements conducted, the ASSE solution is compared to manual AC and DC charging, and automatic inductive charging with respect to efficiency and cost. The results of this comparison show that the cheapest solution is still manual AC charging, and the cost for automation drops if the cost for non-depot chargers can be shared by multiple vehicles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1191-1196
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146294
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2020 Jun 232020 Jun 26

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period2020/06/232020/06/26

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Keywords

  • ASSE
  • charging
  • cost optimization
  • distribution vehicle
  • ERS

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