Battery Management

 

  • Extending Battery Life in Electric Vehicles (EVs):

In the battery management domain, we address the problem of extending the battery’s life in Electric Vehicles (EVs). The use of electronic vehicles has many advantages. Nonetheless, the EV’s current weakness is the battery, which raises several issues such as limited driving ranges and high costs. We decided to focus on one of the issues related to the costs, namely the battery’s life. Our approach to extending the battery’s life included developing optimization tools for battery management while combining computer science methods with chemistry knowledge.

We propose advanced switching algorithms for managing the battery discharge process in EVs. In addition, we provide several theoretical results regarding the problem hardness and the proposed solutions. To the best of our knowledge, this work is the first to analyze the problem theoretically. (See also poster ”BatteryPoster”).