With soaring gas prices, the importance of alternative energy in the transportation sector is being scrutinized as never before. Using electrical energy to power the vehicles is one such proposition, which looks brighter compared to other sources of energy. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can change dependence on fossil fuels to other developing sources. However, a comprehensive analysis of existing electric utility infrastructure with specific identification of localized grid capacity and correlation for expansion is needed.General Motors presented the Chevy Volt (battery dominant series hybrid architecture) as a PHEV-40 vehicle that starts its ... The battery life in a PHEV may be less compared to a conventional HEV which do not discharge their battery as fully.
|Title||:||Tool Development to Investigate the Impact of Plug-in Electric Vehicles on Electric Utility Grids|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|