As specialists in electrified powertrain development, Drive System Design (DSD) has over a decade’s experience working with customers at the forefront of vehicle electrification. These collaborations put us in a great position to objectively assess the variety of technology available. The accepted industry view is that the higher efficiency and power-density of permanent magnet (PM) machines mean they are preferable for EV propulsion applications. However, our recent research has revealed that for some vehicle applications, an induction machine offers lower overall energy consumption at a lower cost.
Click below to read the short research review: Are induction machines a viable alternative?