Energy management strategies for modern electric vehicles using MATlab/simulink

Jinesh Pradip Shah, Prashant Kumar Soori*, Sibi Chacko

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)
719 Downloads (Pure)


The paper describes the various energy management techniques that can be implemented for a modern electric vehicle by using MATLAB/Simulink. The Renault Twizy vehicle is considered for MATLAB simulation. Regenerative braking technique is discussed, in which the kinetic energy is converted to electricity to charge the battery of the vehicle when the brakes are applied or when the vehicle is moving down the hill. A solar photovoltaic (PV) on the roof-top of the vehicle is implemented to charge the battery used in the vehicle. The simulation results are highlighted and energy management strategies are presented. The results showed that the speed control of direct current (DC) motor during the motoring mode and regenerative braking mode was successfully achieved by using a bi-directional DC-DC converter and a proportional-integral (PI) controller at various reference speeds set by the user by applying a variable load torques to the motor. The size of solar PV on roof-top of the vehicle was found to be 280 W that charged the 48 V battery of the vehicle by using a bi-directional DC-DC converter, which was evaluated by using MATLAB/Simulink.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-288
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electronic Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015


  • Battery vehicle
  • DC motor
  • DC-DC converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing


Dive into the research topics of 'Energy management strategies for modern electric vehicles using MATlab/simulink'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this