New EV Powertrain Optimisation Techniques Presented at EVS32

DSD will present two papers showcasing the company’s system approach to design and analysis, resulting in cheaper, quieter and more efficient solutions.

Drive System Design (DSD) will present two papers focussing on the optimisation of electric vehicle (EV) powertrains at the 32nd International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS), which is held at Eurexpo Congress Center, Lyon on May 19-22.

The first paper, ‘Gearing up for lower cost electric drives: accelerating the development of optimal electrified powertrain architectures’, will be presented by Dr Michael Bryant at 11:00, on Wednesday 22nd in Session C6. The paper proposes that a whole system approach to the design of electric powertrains, with a full understanding of complex sub-system interactions and trade offs, can lead to much lower cost and more efficient solutions than are available today.

The second paper, ‘Silencing the Future – A System Level Approach to NVH Reduction’, will be presented by Michael Furness at 11:00, on Tuesday 21st in Session B4. The elimination of internal combustion engines from vehicles is demanding improved NVH performance for the remaining driveline system. This paper showcases how the same whole system approach to the design and analysis of electric powertrains can also be used to develop a smoother, quieter solution while also optimising efficiency.

“DSD’s papers demonstrate the advantages offered by our system level approach to EV driveline optimisation and also detail examples of projects where such methodology has paid significant dividends for our customers: in time and cost savings and in enhanced vehicle range for a given battery size,” says Lee Sykes, Drive System Design commercial director. “The breadth and scale of attendees at EVS demonstrates the importance of electrification to the automotive industry and the event represents a valuable learning opportunity for all delegates.”

The EVS is the leading international event to address new technology implementation in future mobility and is attended by a huge range of companies working within electric mobility, from markets to vehicle battery technology, motorcycles to trucks, and from charging facilities to related services and public policy. It features a scientific congress, Ride and Drive technology demonstrations and valuable knowledge-sharing opportunities to help accelerate the more widespread adoption of evolving EV technologies.

Drive System Design will be exhibiting at the symposium as part of the SMMT’s UK pavilion in Hall 6, Stand F13.