Event Overview

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières, Argonne National Laboratory, FCLAB Research federation, FEMTO-ST Institute, University of Lille and MEGEVH (French scientific network on HEVs) are proud to launch the 2nd IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2018.

The objective of this challenge is to minimize the operating cost of an hybrid vehicle. In this way, the fuel consumption and the battery recharge cost will be taking into account to realize an efficient energy management.

The challenge focuses on the energy management of an Range Extender Electric Vehicle (RE-EV). Both Academic and Professional teams are welcomed to participate in this challenge.

The aim of this challenge is to develop a robust Energy Management Strategy to minimize the fuel (gazoline) consumption and to optimize the battery usage according to several rules. In this way, a simulation program based on Autonomie, a vehicle system simulation sofware developped by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Argonne National Laboratory will be provided to the participants.

The top scoring participants will be distinguished and invited to present their results in a special session at the 2018 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC).

The challenge is open to everyone (academics, students, industrials, etc). Participation to the challenge is free.

Important dates:
• February 1st 2018: closing date for registration, you can start to work right now! The participation is free!
• March 1st 2018: Energy Management Strategy submission deadline
• April 2018 : Results