Publication

Remodeling of a commercial plug-in battery electric vehicle to a hybrid configuration with a PEM fuel cell

Conference Article

Conference

Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries (HYCELTEC)

Edition

2017

Doc link

http://events.mercatura.pt/HYCELTEC2017/

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Authors

  • Roda Serrat, Vicente

  • Barreras Toledo, Félix

  • Carroquino, Javier

  • Lozano Fantoba, Antonio

  • Valiño García, Luis

Abstract

Today, most of commercially zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) available are pure electric ones (EVs) powered with batteries (BEV), with the main drawback of their limited range. A very interesting solution is to combine different power sources that can be connected either in serial, paral-lel, or serial-parallel configurations. This strategy is known as hybridization, and its implementation ensures high values of both energy and specific power. The first hybrid powerplants (HPP) were based on ICEs, achieving a signifi-cant reduction in consumption rates. Other solutions are based on hybrid electric architectures (actually ZEVs), pow-ered by batteries (or capacitors) and fuel cells, also extend-ing the original autonomy.
This paper presents the results obtained in the project “Profitable Small Scale Renewable Energy Systems in Agri-food Industry and Rural Areas: Demonstration in the Wine Sector” funded by the European Union under the LIFE+ pro-gram. A commercial electric car was suitably modified to be powered by a hybrid powertrain based on PEM fuel cell and the original batteries. The ZEV acts at the end-user of the green-hydrogen produced by the water electrolysis using the exceeding electrical energy from three different pho-tovoltaic panel arrays.

Categories

power system control.

Author keywords

 PEMFCs, Hybridazation, Hydrogen, Electric car

Scientific reference

V. Roda, F. Barreras, J. Carroquino, A. Lozano and L. Valiño. Remodeling of a commercial plug-in battery electric vehicle to a hybrid configuration with a PEM fuel cell, 2017 Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries, 2017, Porto, Portugal.