One of the most integral elements of the Hybrid Electrical Vehicle or HEV is the control technology. Due to these vehicles operating in a vast range of environments the motor will regularly switch through various loads. With that said, the most important issue is improving motor control efficiency while maintaining performance and avoiding damage. It’s wise to test control algorithms for motor control through simulation before applying power to any circuit. Especially when working with hundreds of volts and/or hundreds of amps of current. A simple mistake in your control algorithm can damage components or even worse cause collateral damage.
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The driver of electric and hybrid vehicle development is a major increase in stringent government emissions regulations. In 2011, the Obama administration announced an agreement with the thirteen largest automakers to increase the average fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025. The agreement resulted in new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations for model years between 2017-2025. With cleaner emissions in mind, hybrid vehicles are rising in popularity. HEVs offer a cleaner, redesigned powertrain nad unique advantage in efficiency improvements
Recent events such as China’s plans to scrap pure internal combustion engines as soon as 2030, the release of Tesla’s model 3, and announcements by several large automakers about ramping up EV production and possibly eliminating gasoline-powered vehicle production, have accelerated efforts to develop competitive electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid vehicles across the automotive industry i. But, even with falling purchase prices for many hybrids and plug-in EVs (PEVs), rising gasoline prices, and various government incentives for purchasing electrified vehicles, this change isn’t happening overnight.
Today, automotive researchers and engineers are constantly evolving their research to optimize propulsion system control technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. At labs around the globe, R&D teams are heavily focused on improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions through technology such as more efficient, user-friendly stop-start systems and mild hybrid powertrains.
As the automotive industry heads deeper into the 21st century, the technologies that propel automobiles from one location to another are rapidly changing to incorporate concepts that both improve upon and go beyond traditional gasoline and diesel powertrains. Some experts are marking the year 2017 as the year that has turned electric and hybrid vehicles from a fad to an inevitable fate in the automotive industry.
Did you know the first electric vehicle was introduced more than 100 years ago? Today, electric vehicles are rising in popularity, and the development of the autonomous vehicle is partially responsible. One of the most publicized benefits of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is the decreased consumption of gasoline, leading to a reduction in demand for fossil fuels.