Real-time range estimation in electric vehicles using fuzzy logic classifier

ÇEVEN S., Albayrak A., BAYIR R.

COMPUTERS & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, cilt.83, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Nowadays, many scientists and companies in the automotive sector in the world are undertaking many important studies on electric vehicle technologies. For the electric vehicle to function as desired, the subsystems of the vehicle must be monitored and the parameters related to the vehicle must be kept in the most efficient range. Efficient use of these systems in electric vehicle will increase the vehicle range, as well as ensure the long life of the components used in the vehicle subsystems. Today, problem areas such as calculating the range of electric vehicles and battery state of charge have not yet been sufficiently standardized. The aim of this study is to make a range estimation in electric vehicle with fuzzy logic classifier which has been successfully applied in various problem areas. The fuzzy logic classifier is designed for range estimation, which is one of the most important research areas of electric vehicles today. In the Mamdani type fuzzy logic approach, dynamic vehicle parameters are taken into consideration. The fuzzy logic classifier considers the battery parameters of the vehicle and the power consumed instantly. In the prediction system, the power spent on the vehicle and the battery charge status are selected as inputs. The developed system was evaluated with three different test scenarios on the same track. These tests were conducted with no load (driver only), half load (driver + one person) and fully load (driver + three persons). The fuzzy logic classifier system determines in real-time how far electric vehicle can travel. (C) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.