Integration of vehicle charging infrastructures into the existing tram networks has gained a strong interest to tackle the lack of the charging infrastructures for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). This article proposes a hybrid PV/Second-Life (SL) battery system that cannot only be used as a fast DC charging system for EVs or PHEVs, but also as an energy-storage system for tram network towards more green mobility. In this paper, the proposed hybrid PV/Second-Life (SL) battery system is designed and investigated in detail. The dynamic models of the PV and SL battery are developed and analyzed by using Matlab/Simulink. To efficiently integrate the proposed system into the tram network, advanced multiport interleaved power-converter (MIPC) and its control strategy are developed. Moreover, the simulation results are shown in this article to verify the dynamic performance of the proposed topology in different operating modes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE’15-ECCE Europe
Place of PublicationGeneva, Switzerland
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2015
EventEPE’15-ECCE Europe - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Sep 201510 Sep 2015


ConferenceEPE’15-ECCE Europe

    Research areas

  • Electric Vehicles (EVs), Second-Life (SL) Battery System, Photovoltaic (PV) System, Multiport Interleaved Power Converter (MIPC), Conductive Power Transfer (CPT), System Modeling and Control Strategies

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