Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles rely on different battery recharging technologies to power controllers and the vehicle’s traction drive.
All-electric semis are making inroads toward hauling loads. Waymo’s truck is self-driving and getting ready for a test run. Meanwhile, Tesla’s all-electric semi (not self-driving) is hauling batteries from the company’s Nevada plant to California.
Automobile manufacturers in Europe and Asia are getting their electric SUVs ready, from the U.K.’s Jaguar unveiling its I-Pace SUV to South Korea’s Hyundai introducing its sub-compact Kona Electric SUV.
Present autonomous vehicle designs are pre-occupied with the various computers and sensors required to provide operational safety under all driving conditions. However, there are system design issues that should also be considered, such as power...