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Every moment needs a diverse challenge to survive on the earth and conserve our planet. This year also faced energy and environmental risk as well. Our community is to give a forum and a solution for transportation electrification challenges. The newsletter is one of the possible ways to share up-to-date information. We are planning to deal with Energy Storage Systems, Battery & Management Systems, Fuel cell & Hydrogen Storage, Fault Tolerance & Safety, In-wheel drive, and Charging Systems in the coming year. And also hope to introduce conference and regional news too.

By:  Peter Gammon and Juliette Soulard, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Over the next decade, the automotive sector in the UK faces a significant skills shortage brought about by an ageing workforce. A recent report by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) [1], concluded that over 55,500 jobs in the UK automotive manufacturing sector will need replacing by 2031, a number that is one-third of the predicted 170,700 strong workforce in that year.

by Prof. Chushan Li, Organizing Committee Chair

The 2022 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference, Asia-Pacific (ITEC-AP 2022) was organized by Zhejiang University (ZJU) and sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society, the IEEE Power Electronics Society, the IEEE Power and Energy Society, and the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community. The China Power Supply Society participated as a technical co-sponsor.


Kalyani Mamidi, Jayati Dey & Subrata Banerjee*
Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Durgapur, Durgapur 713209, India

Abstract: In recent eras, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are being deployed in many real-world tasks. More specifically, it is observed that multi-rotor copters are an alternative substitute for manned or fixed-wing aircraft UAVs in multi-purpose applications, including civil, defense, and military operations. These jobs are accomplished under challenging environments where aerodynamic influences, uncertainties, and nonlinear dynamics play a dominant part. Hence precise control of such vehicles is becoming a job of significant importance day by day. Robust nonlinear control is demanded in order to cope with these undesired situations. A thorough review of the literature establishes Sliding mode Control (SMC) to be a well-proven solution to control UAVs. In near future, adaptive PID SMC can be a reasonable choice for implementation to UAVs for efficient and cost-effective operation.

by:  Yosra Ben Fadhel, Research Laboratory of Biophysics and Medical Technology (BMT) High Institute of Medical Technologies of the University of Tunis El-ManarTunis, Tunisia, and Nabil Derbel, Laboratory of Control & Energy Management, National School of Engineers of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tunisia.

A.   Abstract/Introduction

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 75 % of CO2 emission comes from road vehicles, with about 60% of the global oil consumption in 2020, which makes the need for a clean alternative urgent. Electric vehicles (EVs) have appeared as an important pillar in the transition towards a clean energy society. EVs presented in the current market was been significantly improved in terms of both drive range and performance. In addition, they are pollution-free and noiseless operations. Nevertheless, powering them effectively and efficiently still remains a challenge. The first electric vehicle (EV) was a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV), in which the battery is charged during the static conditions in charging stations (CSs). Mostly, CSs are located in parking areas where cables need to be connected to the EVs for chargin[1].

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