Engineering firm uses Simcenter Amesim to optimize driving range of electric vehicles
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Engineering firm uses Simcenter Amesim to optimize driving range of electric vehicles

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The automotive industry is working over time to address electric vehicles driving range as well as vehicle thermal management system.

Electric vehicles driving range is perhaps one of the biggest roadblocks towards adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Across the globe automotive players are working out ways and means towards addressing electric vehicles driving range. Of course, the electric vehicles driving range will no more be a worry once it offers easy access to consumers like CNG or fuel stations. Charging infrastructure for energy-efficient vehicles such as electric vehicles is another stumbling block – this is an area where there is focus on thermal management of electric vehicle battery systems. Substantial refinements are being witnessed in electric vehicle thermal management system that will pave the way for rapid adoption of energy saving cars such as electric vehicles. The automotive industry across the globe is poised to witness newer innovations in automotive vehicle thermal management systems. A considerable amount of work is going on across the automotive industry that should address EV driving range.

One of the major concerns about battery systems used in electric vehicles is that their performance and durability can be diminished by extreme temperatures. In cold temperatures, the need for cabin and battery heating and the increased rolling resistance of winter tires are the most adverse conditions for any electric vehicle. The key is to determine how to allocate battery energy to make the most energy-efficient use of the vehicle.

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