Electric Vehicles and Driving Range Extension Ã¢ÂÂ A Literature Review
Deepak Chandran* and Madhuwanti Joshi
Iris Energy LLC Edison, New Jersey, USA
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- Deepak Chandran
Iris Energy LLC Edison
New Jersey, USA
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Received Date: October 24, 2016; Accepted Date: December 15, 2016; Published Date: December 21, 2016
Citation: Chandran D, Joshi M (2016) Electric Vehicles and Driving Range Extension – A Literature Review. Adv Automob Eng 5:154. doi: 10.4172/2167-7670.1000154
Copyright: © 2016 Chandran D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Electric vehicles are gaining popularity due to their low carbon footprint and ease of integration with renewable energy. They are an important element in the smart grid ecosystem. Increasing the driving range of storage driven electric vehicles is the biggest challenge facing the light weight electric vehicle industry. A literature review has been performed to identify various techniques to improve the driving range. Various methods of driving range improvement such as new storage topologies, switching techniques, motor configurations are studied. A new quantitative measure called as impact factor has been derived to see the effect of each technique on the driving range. Impact factor for different methods has been calculated. It is shown that increasing the storage capacity has the highest impact factor on the driving range.