The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, the Universidad Industrial de Santander, the University of Burgundy Franche-Comte, the University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres and the Universidad Nacional de Rafaela are proud to launch the IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2020.
The fourth IEEE VTS Motor Vehicle Challenge is focused on a heavy-duty hybrid electric vehicle called ECCE. The ECCE VEH is powered by a 30kW PEM fuel cell, 540V 16F ultracapacitors, and a 540V battery pack. The FC, the UC, and the motors are connected to a 540 DC bus via power converters. The battery is directly connected to the DC bus.
The challenge is to propose an Energy Management Strategy (EMS) to reduce hydrogen consumption and increase the lifetime of energy sources.
The ECCE HEV model and its control will be provided to the participants using MATLAB-Simulink software. Both industrial and academic teams are welcomed to offer their own EMS. Two power profiles are provided to evaluate the EMS. However, the solutions will be scored using a third secret profile.
The participants will be invited to attend the 2020 IEEE VPPC conference.