This book explores the behavior of networks of electric and hybrid vehicles. The topics that are covered include: energy management issues for aggregates of plug-in vehicles; the design of sharing systems to support electro-mobility; context awareness in the operation of electric and hybrid vehicles, and the role that this plays in a Smart City context; and tools to test and design massively large-scale networks of such vehicles. The book also introduces new and interesting control problems that are becoming prevalent in the EV-PHEV's context, as well as identifying some open questions. A particular focus of the book is on the opportunities afforded by networked actuation possibilities in electric and hybrid vehicles, and the role that such actuation may play in air-quality and emissions management.
Introduction to Electric Vehicles. Disruption in the Automotive Industry. Section I Energy Management for Electric Vehicles (EVs). Introduction to Energy Management Issues. Traffic Modeling for EVs. Routing Algorithms for EVs. Balancing charging loads. Charging EVs. Vehicle to Grid. Section II The Sharing Economy and EVs. Sharing Economy and Electric Vehicles. On-Demand Access and Shared Vehicles. Sharing Electric Charge Points and Parking Spaces. Section III EVs and Smart Cities. Context-Awareness of EVs in Smart Cities. Using PHEVs to Regulate Aggregate Emissions (twinLIN). Smart Procurement of Naturally Generated Energy (SPONGE). An Energy-Efficient Speed Advisory System for Electric Vehicles. Section IV Platform Analytics and Tools. E-Mobility Tools and Analytics. A Large-Scale SUMO-Based Emulation Platform. Scale-Free Distributed Optimization Tools for Smart City Applications.
"The book is a formidable source of sound models able to describe how near future EVs can be employed, in order to overcome their inherent gap with respect to current vehicles with internal combustion engines.
The book addresses by means of a comprehensive approach; energy management of EVs, referring to road network and the grid; sharing economy and EVs (on demand access, sharing charge points); and EVs and smart cities, with particular attention to emissions."
— Giampiero Mastinu, Politecnico di Milano, Italy