US 10,889,199 B2
Determining a charging requirement for an energy storage means of a vehicle
Lech Andrzej Birek, Warwickshire (GB); Krzysztof Kobylinski, Warwickshire (GB); James Aggiss, Warwickshire (GB); Navneesh Phillip, Warwickshire (GB); and Prasun Chokshi, Warwickshire (GB)
Assigned to JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED, Coventry (GB)
Filed by JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED, Coventry (GB)
Filed on Nov. 6, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/182,312.
Claims priority of application No. 1718716.2 (GB), filed on Nov. 13, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0143831 A1, May 16, 2019
Int. Cl. B60L 58/12 (2019.01); B60L 58/14 (2019.01); B60L 53/64 (2019.01); B60L 3/12 (2006.01); B60L 53/10 (2019.01)
CPC B60L 58/12 (2019.02) [B60L 3/12 (2013.01); B60L 53/11 (2019.02); B60L 53/64 (2019.02); B60L 58/14 (2019.02); B60L 2240/622 (2013.01); B60L 2240/72 (2013.01); B60L 2240/80 (2013.01); B60L 2250/16 (2013.01); B60L 2260/52 (2013.01); B60L 2260/54 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for determining a charging requirement for an energy storage means of a vehicle, the method comprising:
determining a routine of use of charge of the energy storage means;
predicting what the state of charge of the energy storage means will be at completion of an event based on the routine, wherein the event is one or more of: a defined time period of future driving of the vehicle; or a defined distance of future driving of the vehicle;
determining a charging requirement for the energy storage means based on the prediction;
providing an output to a user of the vehicle indicative of a time at which an increase in the state of charge of the energy storage means will be required based on the determined charging requirement; and
providing an affirmative or negative output to the user based on the determined charging requirement,
wherein the affirmative output indicates that an increase in the state of charge of the energy storage means will not be required for completing the event based on the predicted state of charge at completion of the event not being in a charge-depleted state,
wherein the negative output indicates that an increase in the state of charge of the energy storage means will be required for completing the event based on the predicted state of charge at completion of the event being in a charge-depleted state, and
wherein when the affirmative or negative output is provided based on one or more of: the vehicle entering a key-on state; a departure location; a pre-determined departure time; or a pre-determined time of day.