SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles

Special Issue on Recent Advances in Commercial Vehicles in Terms of Energy Efficiency


Energy efficiency is always one of the main concerns for the automotive field, in both industry and academia. Recently, many advanced techniques have been proposed to further improve performance of the commercial vehicles (CVs) (e.g., buses, trucks, machineries). For example, progress in new energy storage systems and accessories accelerates the advance of CVs towards electrification. Electrified axle or powertrain technologies further prompt the fuel economy and lower emissions significantly. In addition, the emergence of the V2X technologies contributes to further improve the efficiency of the single CV, fleet, or the entire transportation system. However, the introduction of the new powertrain systems and/or V2X information brings both opportunities and challenges to the dynamics control or chassis control for CVs. That is why new methods should be designed to further improve the overall performance of the CVs from both design and control perspectives. Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to solicit recent advances in green CVs.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced energy storage technologies for CVs
  • Partially or fully electrification techniques of CVs
  • Driving cycle identification or prediction for CVs
  • Data-based methods for energy efficient utilization of CVs
  • Modular design of the main systems in CVs
  • Advanced control method for powertrain system in CVs
  • V2X enabled energy saving driving of CVs
  • Integrated chassis control for CVs



For more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Dr. Yanjun Huang
University of Waterloo, Canada

Prof. Nong Zhang
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr. Yuanjian Zhang
Queen’s University Belfast and W-tech Center, UK

Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: June 30, 2020

Please submit your article at and include a submission note in Editorial Manager to indicate that it is for this special issue.

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