Electric-Cars Workshop

L. David Roper roperld@vt.edu
http://arts.bev.net/RoperLDavid/

Why electric-cars workshop in late 2016 and early 2017?

ELECTRIC CAR: BEV or PHEV
BEV = Battery Electric Vehicle
(one or two or four electric motors/generators)
PHEV = Plug-in Hyrbrid Electric Vehicle (small internal-combution engine and one or two or three electric motors/generators)

Hour 1

Hour 2


35-kW fast charging: ~70-miles/30-minutes charging

Tesla Supercharger in Lexington VA

Toyota Mirai FCEV:

Note the extreme complexity, including a traction battery!
It is missing a plug to charge the battery from the grid, a PFCEV!
Compare to the simplicity of an AWD BEV!:


Comparison of Nissan 30-kW (left) & 60-kW (right) batteries.

References

This document is at http://www.roperld.com/science/ElectricCarsWorkshop.htm.