This project aims to contribute to tools that can be used to analyze cost and energy-efficiency for different electric and hybrid vehicles for different realistic drive cycles. Models for the complete vehicle, as well as models for the drive system and more detailed models of electrical machines are treated, with respect to energy efficiency, thermal behavior, recyclability etc. Furthermore, realistic in-detail drive cycles are investigated.
The purpose is to contribute to the development of making electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles more competitive through adapted designs, as well as to contribute to spreading the knowledge of electromobility to the public, to industry and to students.
The project is a part of the subproject “Multilevel vehicle analysis” within the Chalmers Energy Initiative (CEI-Hybrid) with co-operation with other divisions and departments at Chalmers, and SP.