Design considerations for fast AC battery chargers

Manuele Bertoluzzo, Giuseppe Buja, Giovanni Pede

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Proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs) is tightly associated to the fast charging of their batteries. Both high-power DC and AC supply options are envisaged for the fast charging of the EV batteries, each of them having different features. This paper considers the AC supply option and deals with the main issues that it poses like an onboard high-power battery charger and its impact on the grid. To face with these issues, a possible arrangement for the battery chargers consists in the integral use of the inverter bound to supply the traction motor and in the proper conditioning of the current absorbed from the grid. In the paper, design considerations for this arrangement are given and applied to the case study of a purely electric, mid-size car.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147 - 154
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Electric Vehicle Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering

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Bertoluzzo, M., Buja, G., & Pede, G. (2013). Design considerations for fast AC battery chargers. World Electric Vehicle Journal, 6(1), 147 - 154.