A novel BEV concept based on fixed and swappable li-ion battery packs

Jorge Varela Barreras, C. Pinto, R. de Castro, Erik Schaltz, Søren Juhl Andreasen, Peter Omand Rasmussen, R. E. Araújo

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Abstract

In this paper a novel battery electric vehicle (BEV) concept based on a small fixed and a big swappable li-ion battery pack is proposed in order to achieve: longer range, lower initial purchase price and lower energy consumption at short ranges. For short ranges the BEV is only powered by the relatively small fixed battery pack, without the large swappable battery pack. In this way the mass of the vehicle is reduced and therefore the energy consumed per unit distance is improved. For higher ranges the BEV is powered by both battery packs. This concept allows the introduction of subscription-based ownership models to distribute the cost of the large battery pack over the vehicle lifetime. A methodology is proposed for the analysis and evaluation of the proposed concept in comparison with a direct owned non swappable single pack BEV, proving that significant improvements on city fuel economy (up to 20 %) and economic benefits are achievable under several scenarios. These results encourage further study of battery swapping service plans and energy management strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 Tenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER)
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationMonte-Carlo
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateApr 2015
Pages1-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6784-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
Event2015 Tenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER) - Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Duration: 31 Mar 20152 Apr 2015

Conference

Conference2015 Tenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER)
CountryMonaco
CityMonte-Carlo
Period31/03/201502/04/2015

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    Barreras, J. V., Pinto, C., de Castro, R., Schaltz, E., Andreasen, S. J., Rasmussen, P. O., & Araújo, R. E. (2015). A novel BEV concept based on fixed and swappable li-ion battery packs. In Proceedings of the 2015 Tenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER) (pp. 1-8). IEEE Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/EVER.2015.7112983