Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles: From Concept to Reality presents a step-by-step design and development guide for heavy-duty electric vehicles. It also offers practical insights based on the commercial application of an electric city bus.
Heavy-duty electric vehicle design is challenging due to a lack of clear understanding of the government policies, R&D directions and uncertainty around the performance of various subsystems in an electric powertrain. Therefore, this book discusses key technical aspects of motors, power electronics, batteries and vehicle control systems, and outlines the system integration strategies necessary for design and safe operation of electric vehicles in practice.
This comprehensive book serves as a guide to engineers and decision makers involved in electric vehicle development programs and assists them in finding the suitable electric powertrain solution for a given heavy-duty vehicle application.
- Offers an overview of various standards and regulations that guide the electric vehicle design process and a comprehensive discussion on various government policies and incentive schemes propelling the growth of heavy electric vehicle markets across the world;
- Provides a comparative evaluation of different electric drivetrain concepts and a step-by-step power calculation guide for heavy-duty electric powertrain;
- Explains material selection and manufacturing methods for next generation batteries;
- Discusses key elements and design rules for creating a robust high voltage energy storage system, appropriate packaging and its support systems including charging network;
- Includes a concise description of torque mapping, power management and fault handling strategies for inverter drive and control systems;
- Features case studies to better understand complex topics like charging system requirements and vehicle control system diagnostics.
Shashank Arora is an Academy post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. His research focuses on battery manufacturing, packaging and thermal management systems for electric vehicles. Shashank is a recipient of the Sir George Julius Medal for his contribution to Mechanical Engineering. He has also received recognition from the Technology Industries of Finland.