Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

New Perspectives on Electric Vehicles

Marian Gaiceanu

"Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati

Marian Gaiceanu is appointed head of the Integrated Energy Conversion Systems and Advanced Control Research Center. He is an IEEE Power Electronics member since 1993 and co-founding member of the Romanian chapter. He is also an active member of the National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (C.N.A.T.D.C.U.), and of the 'Dunarea de Jos' University Senate.


Electric Vehicle Communication Network Vehicle-to-Everything Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Intelligent Vehicle Control Charging Station Artificial Intelligence Unmanned Vehicle Navigation System Path Planning Wireless Technology Smart Grid

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This book aims to find possible answers to questions regarding the new-coming era of future vehicles. The wide spread of electric vehicles (EV) is related to underwater, on-water, land, and air route pathways. Specific research fields for electric marine vehicles include: submersible, submarine, craft, boats, seagoing navy, and autonomous underwater vehicle. The air vehicles research fields are highlighted in relation to electric aircraft: power systems, flight control, and power electronics. Finally, for the land or ground vehicles: unmanned ground vehicle, autonomy, navigation system, perception, path planning, control.

The authors and researchers are invited to share their experience regarding the main barriers in electric vehicle implementation, their thoughts on electric vehicle modelling and control, and network communication challenges during research investigation. Authors are recommended, but not limited, to share on: the status of the current types of EV (Battery Electric Vehicle, Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle), communication networks, cyber-physical infrastructure, intelligent vehicle control, future technology, propulsion systems, and environmental consideration. Both the local and global impact of electric vehicle penetration in the community could be underlined. The government agencies are invited to harmonize the possible measures in order to diminish the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from the traditional vehicles, and to share the potential specific incentives in the electric vehicle field starting from manufacturing process to buyers’ incentives. Taking into account the degree of pollution of the batteries in the manufacturing and maintenance cycle, new technologies to reduce environmental pollution can be highlighted. At the same time, battery life-cycle and charging solutions are other challenges in the field. The harmonization of the modern electric vehicles with the smart grids is another challenge to be explored. The EV interact with the grid in different technological ways; the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology comprises different pathways of the electric grid interactions such as: vehicle to grid (V2G), vehicle to home (V2H), vehicle to load (V2L), vehicle to vehicle (V2V), vehicle to building (V2B), and value of lost load (VoLL). The main subsystems of the EV (energy source, electric propulsion, auxiliaries) are also attractive subjects that may be debated in the book. Inclusion of the Artificial Intelligence field (Machine learning, Deep learning, Convolutional Neural Networks) is encouraged.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 2nd 2021

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: May 29th 2021

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Review results due: August 17th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 16th 2021

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About the editor

Marian Gaiceanu

"Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati

Marian Gaiceanu earned his BSc, M.Eng.Sc, and PhD (Magna Cum Laude) degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Galati, Romania, in 1996, 1997, and 2002, respectively. He is a Full Professor at the Department of Automation and Electrical Engineering, 'Dunarea de Jos' University of Galati, and a PhD supervisor in Electrical Engineering. From March 2016, Dr. Gaiceanu is also working as the Head of the Integrated Energy Conversion Systems and Advanced Control of Complex Processes Research Center, Romania. Dr. Gaiceanu has conducted several projects in the area of power converter systems for AC drives, Power Quality, PEM and SOFC fuel cell power converters for utilities, electric vehicles, and marine applications with the Department of Regulation and Control, SIEI S.pA. (2002-2004) and Polytechnic of Turin, Italy (2002-2004, 2006-2007). Prof. Gaiceanu manages the Romanian research team of the ongoing European Union research project as director of the "Innovative high efficiency power system for machines and devices, increasing the level of work safety in underground mining excavations" (HEET II), under Research Fund for Coal and Steel RFCS Programme, 2020-2023. He is an IEEE Power Electronics member since 1993 and co-founding member of the Romanian chapter. He was the Editor in Chief of The Annals of Dunarea de Jos University of Galati (2008-2012) and The International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering international journals. He is currently serving as a topic editor on Sustainability and International Journal of Renewable Energy Development journals, and reviewer of the technical journals in the field: EPE Journal - European Power Electronics and Drives, Energies, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and Industry Applications Magazine, Sensors, Symmetry, Electronics, JPE - Journal of Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, IEEE Access, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is an active member of National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (C.N.A.T.D.C.U.), and of 'Dunarea de Jos' University Senate.

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