IEEE Electrification Magazine

Issue 1 • March 2017

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  • [Front Cover]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C2
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  • [Table of Contents]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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  • Staff Listing

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 2
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  • Trends in EV Propulsion Components and Systems [About This Issue]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • How Much Capability Do Electric Vehicles Need to Meet Customer Demands? [Viewpoint]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):4 - 73
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  • Getting Rare-Earth Magnets Out of EV Traction Machines: A review of the many approaches being pursued to minimize or eliminate rare-earth magnets from future EV drivetrains

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):6 - 18
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    There are now more than 1.5 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) that have been commercially produced in the world during the past 11 years, and it is likely that the number produced during 2016 exceeded 700,000, a new record. A large percentage of those electrified vehicles use ac permanent magnet (PM) synchronous machines for the traction machines ... View full abstract»

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  • Grain-Boundary-Diffused Magnets: The challenges in obtaining reliable and representative BH curves for electromagnetic motor design

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):19 - 27
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    Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) frequently have interior permanent magnet-type motors where the permanent magnets are embedded inside the rotor in one or more layers with V-shaped poles. In general, the permanent magnets in an EV motor are subjected to high levels of a demagnetizing field (large motor current with high control angle). To protect the magnets from being p... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring the High-Power Inverter: Reviewing critical design elements for electric vehicle applications

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):28 - 35
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    The key components in an electric vehicle (EV) propulsion system are the dc energy source (either a battery or a fuel cell), the inverter, the motor, and the gear reduction. This article will focus on the inverter unit and highlight unique requirements, constraints, and important design considerations. The top-level function of the inverter is to convert dc bus quantities to high-fidelity ac curre... View full abstract»

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  • A Closer Look at the On-Board Charger: The development of the second-generation module for the Chevrolet Volt

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):36 - 42
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    Battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles typically include an on-board-charger (OBC) module. The OBC converts ac power from the electrical grid to dc power that is used to charge the vehicle's propulsion battery. The OBC design supports overall vehicle objectives, including high-efficiency, performance, reliability, utility, and affordability. This article describes General M... View full abstract»

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  • Lithium Has Transformed Vehicle Technology: How trends in Li-ion battery technology have developed for vehicle electrification

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):43 - 52
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    While the Prius, powered by nickel metal-hydride (NIMH) batteries, marked the advent of the mass-marketed electrified vehicle, it was the introduction of Lithium (Li)-ion batteries in the Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Roadster that ushered in the next generation and wider-scale commercialization of electrified vehicles. As is well-known, NiMH batteries do not have the specific energy (wat... View full abstract»

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  • Power Up with 800-V Systems: The benefits of upgrading voltage power for battery-electric passenger vehicles

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):53 - 58
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    In a battery-electric vehicle, the powertrain and different auxiliary components are powered by a high-voltage (HV) battery. Most of today's battery-electric vehicles use battery configurations, resulting in the 150-450-Vdc link voltage range, and this highvoltage configuration is often called the 400-V system. In contrast, in electrified truck and construction vehicles, the maximum dc link voltag... View full abstract»

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  • The Need for Charging: Evaluating utility infrastructures for electric vehicles while providing customer support

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):59 - 67
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    In 2011, at the beginning of the current electric vehicle (EV) market in the United States, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) published a report [1] detailing certain aspects of the emergence of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including the deployment of charging infrastructure, future impacts on the grid, and potential roles for electric utilities in supporting transportation electri... View full abstract»

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  • [Dates Ahead]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 68
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  • IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 69
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  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholar Profile: Samantha McPeak [Newsfeed]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):70 - 72
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  • Electrical Systems for Air, Land, and Sea Travel and the International Transportation Electrification Conference [Newsfeed]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 71
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  • IEEE Transportation Electrification Community: Overview and 2016 Highlights [Newsfeed]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):72 - 73
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  • IEEE PES Resource Center

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 79
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  • Electric Vehicles and the Magic 8 Ball [Technology Leaders]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):80 - 78
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    It is a simple yes or no question that has stood for more than 25 years. Billions have been wagered on one side or the other, and the outcome is still uncertain: "will (battery) electric vehicles (EVs) grow beyond the niche and become mainstream?" In a simpler era, long ago, I would seek sage advice to difficult questions from a prized toy, the Magic 8 Ball. You held the giant 6-in plastic billiar... View full abstract»

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  • 2017 ISGT

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C3
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  • IEEE PES Membership

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Electrification Magazine is dedicated to disseminating information on all matters related to microgrids onboard electric vehicles, ships, trains, planes, and off-grid applications. Microgrids refer to an electric network in a car, a ship, a plane or an electric train, which has a limited number of sources and multiple loads. Off-grid applications include small scale electricity supply in areas away from high voltage power networks. Feature articles focus on advanced concepts, technologies, and practices associated with all aspects of electrification in the transportation and off-grid sectors from a technical perspective in synergy with nontechnical areas such as business, environmental, and social concerns.

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