Performance Analysis of Current BEVs - Based on a Comprehensive Review of Specifications
Journal article, 2016

This paper aims to provide an analysis of BEV performance that is based on a comprehensive collection of specifications of over 40 currently globally available battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The analysis comprise dimensional, powertrain and performance data. The collected data is provided in the paper to facilitate further academic studies. There is a wide variety of BEVs from small to large as well as high performing sedans and sport cars. It was found that all BEVs are using Li-ion batteries with specific energy of 55-170 Wh/kg, and that battery weights are representing 13%-37% of the vehicle weight. Furthermore, the majority of the BEVs are using permanent magnet motors, where some indicate power densities of 1.5-3.1 kW/kg. The specified NEDC driving range varies between 85- 528 km, and the energy consumption between 117-268 Wh/km. A rough estimation indicates that the powertrain’s share of the net energy consumption during NEDC may be up to around 40%-54%.

energy consumption

Europe

Mechanical power transmission

Batteries

performance

Vehicles

specifications

Wheels

Force

Electric vehicles

Energy consumption

range

Author

Emma Grunditz

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Torbjörn Thiringer

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification

2332-7782 (eISSN)

Vol. 2 3 270-289 7476899

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Energy

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/TTE.2016.2571783

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