Vehicle components and configurations
Book chapter, 2013

The main objective of this chapter is to describe components and configurations of electric drive systems used for electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Components such as the battery and the battery charger are also included. The aim is to describe different alternatives, possibilities and bottlenecks associated with such components and configurations. We also outline some of the key factors that influence automobile design. One key issue, for instance, relates to cost reduction methods, which are important for commercialisation. Another issue is space requirements. The way in which components are packaged within vehicles is a key design issue that relates to an efficient use of the available space.

Author

Sonja Lundmark

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Mikael C D Alatalo

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Torbjörn Thiringer

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Emma Grunditz

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Bengt-Erik Mellander

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Solid State Physics

Systems Perspectives on Electromobility 2013

22-32

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Areas of Advance

Energy

ISBN

978-91-980973-1-3

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Created

10/8/2017