Electric vehicles are three times more efficient than internal combustion engines, which is largely attributable to the use of advanced lithium-ion batteries and highly efficient electric motors. The 2016 Electric Vehicle Technology Workshop is designed to cover basic electric vehicle technology and take an in-depth look at three important components, batteries, electric powertrains and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies.
Workshop attendees will be introduced to the latest battery technologies, chemistries and applications; focusing on lithium-ion battery performance and degradation characteristics. Attendees will also learn about the various configurations of electric vehicles (EV, PHEV, EREV), vehicle energy management systems, and how these configurations may be leveraged to meet energy needs beyond transportation. The impact of EV charging on building power levels, as well as the integration of EVs with building and grid (V2B, V2G) will be explored. A case study of a five year EV ownership will also be presented.
This year's workshop is designed for science and engineering students, EV enthusiasts, building energy managers and fleet operators. Last year's EV workshop presentation covering an introduction to EV market and technology. 2015 EV workshop presentation can be viewed here.