The Application of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Power Supply of Railway Passenger Cars and Key Approaches for System Development

  • Viacheslav Bondarenko
  • Dmytro Skurikhin
  • Jerzy WojciechowskiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1091)


At present, the main source of electric power of the modern autonomous power supply system of the railway car is a generator driven by the gear unit from the axle of the wheel-set. Rechargeable batteries are used as a backup and emergency power source in all types of passenger cars. At the same time, car power supply systems with tradition generators and batteries have significant disadvantages. Existing car batteries have capacity limitations due to their weight and dimensions. Storage batteries take a significant part of the under-body space. The purpose of this article is investigating the possibility of using lithium-ion batteries for the power supply of passenger cars. The application of lithium-ion batteries for the power supply of passenger cars was considered using the example of the lithium-ion modules of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, which now is the most popular in Ukraine and other countries of the world.


Railway Passenger car Power supply systems Generator Lithium-ion batteries Electric power consumption Capacity Specific energy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Viacheslav Bondarenko
    • 1
  • Dmytro Skurikhin
    • 1
  • Jerzy Wojciechowski
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Railway Cars DepartmentUkrainian State University of Railway TransportKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.Faculty of Transport and ElectricalKazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities in RadomRadomPoland

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