Improving Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Performance

Featured Article: Motor Design Optimization

An article by Arnold was published in the July 2016 issue of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International. Read an excerpt below, and check out the full article on page 207 here.

The demand for high-performance, energy efficient motors is increasing. Technologies including thermal energy recovery systems and electrically assisted turbochargers, along with innovative materials, are enabling OEMs to meet this challenge. One example technology is a high-speed motor for a vehicle drivetrain. By improving the drivetrain’s power density it is now possible to use a smaller displacement internal combustion engine. A smaller displacement engine is more fuel efficient, but overall system performance matches that of its larger displacement relatives… Read more

Conference Session: Technology Transfer from Aerospace to Electric Vehicles

Arnold Engineering Manager Aaron Williams will moderate a conference session at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in September. The presentation will discuss key technologies used in aerospace that can be applied to the production of more energy-efficient hybrid and electric vehicles. The use of magnet-based motor designs, for example, is an approach that transfers well from aerospace to automotive. Benoît Ferran of Airbus Group Innovations, Gregory E. Peterson of Lotus Engineering, and Mark D. Moore of NASA are the session’s featured speakers.

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo
Track 3: Electric and Hybrid Technology Development Trends
Session 2: Technology Transfer from Aerospace to Electric Vehicles
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 3:45–5:15 p.m.

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