2013 4th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation
Alternative Energy Efficient System for Charging Electric Cars
Ali Zarkesh, Dr. Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Arun Seeralan
Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation Bukit Jalil, Technology Park Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A_Zarkesh@live.com , Dr.Vinesh@apu.edu.my , Aseeralan@yahoo.com
Abstract—the main objective of this paper is to analyze the design of existing charging systems in electric cars and the incorporation of a newly developed alternative system for charging the batteries. Currently, the major problem faced by electric cars is the limited travel range and the extent of time required in fully charging the batteries. In this proposal, the alternative charging system can be an in-built system of the electric car for charging the batteries at the time of running. This system can act as a dual system of which the batteries can be charged using an AC power supply source while the car is at rest mode and can be charged by using the power supply reclaimed from the motors fixed on the shaft of the car. Keywords—electric cars, battery charging, limited charge, solar cell, alternator, dynamo, charging station, switching system.
solving the aforementioned problems, significant changes can be made in the practical utilization of electric cars. In theory the AC alternator can be used to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy . Using this theory as the main concept of this paper is to generate electric energy by using the alternative system. Thus the power generated can be used for charging the batteries while the car is in motion. II. METHODOLOGY
Electric drives are currently used for electric cars by draining the power from the batteries. Before the advent of the internal combustion engine, the gasoline engine contributed an effective cost towards the initial cost and running cost,...