Remote Instantaneous Power Consumption Estimation of Electric Vehicles from Satellite Information

Franco Jorquera, Juan Sebastián Estrada, Fernando Auat

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Instantaneous Power Consumption (IPC) is relevant for understanding the autonomy and efficient energy usage of electric vehicles (EVs). However, effective vehicle management requires prior knowledge of whether they can complete a trajectory, necessitating an estimation of IPC consumption along it. This paper proposes an IPC estimation method for an EV based on satellite information. The methodology involves geolocation and georeferencing of the study area, trajectory planning, extracting altitude characteristics from the map to create an altitude profile, collecting terrain features, and ultimately calculating IPC. The most accurate estimation was achieved on clay terrain with a 5.43% error compared to measures. For pavement and gravel terrains, 19.19% and 102.02% errors were obtained, respectively. This methodology provides IPC estimation on three different terrains using satellite information, which is corroborated with field experiments. This showcases its potential for EV management in industrial contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Article number151
Issue number6
Early online date8 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


  • electric vehicles
  • instantaneous power consumption
  • satellite information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence


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