A considerable amount of work has been undertaken globally to address the challenges of electric vehicles.
The overwhelming focus across the automotive industry globally has been on alternate fuel technologies since internal combustion engine-powered vehicles are known to be environmentally-unfriendly. Among alternate fuel technologies, electric cars along with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are seen as options for consumers to shift from internal combustion engine vehicles. Electric cars appear the most preferred alternate fuel technology, in terms of vehicle emission reduction, but there is also a need to address the challenges of electric vehicles. The shift to electric cars has led to substantial amount of energies being channelised towards electric vehicle design, electric vehicle architecture, electric car design, electric vehicle cooling system design, electric vehicle powertrain design, electric car charging stations design and electric vehicle layout. Of course, a lot needs to be done to overcome the challenges of electric vehicles. A considerable amount of work has been carried out in electric vehicle architecture that will pave the way for adoption of electric vehicles across the globe.
Alberto Soto, Simcenter Amesim software product development engineer explains how to tackle vehicle electrification engineering challenges with Simcenter Amesim.