Charging Infrastructure for Fixed-Route Automated Vehicles: Stationary vs In-route

Ahmed Mohamed, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

In-route charging for fixed-route automated vehicles has the potential to enable charge-sustaining operation (unlimited driving range and zero recharge time) and allow smaller onboard battery. In this presentation, Dr. Ahmed Mohamed, Senior IEEE member, Research Engineer, Advanced Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure Group at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses techno-economic design and feasibility analysis of in-route inductive charging in comparison with stationary charging technology, including Level 2 AC chargers and DCFCs, considering both present and future vehicle operation and overall system cost.

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