Plug-In Electric Vehicle, Battery Electric Vehicle and Extended Range Electric Vehicle Powertrain Systems

Electric Vehicle Powertrain System

Plug-In Electric Vehicle, Extended Range Electric Vehicle and Battery Electric Vehicle Powertrain Systems integrate powertrain components, internal combustion engine and transmission, with new electric components - electric motor, power electronics and high voltage energy storage, such as a battery. AVL's development of PHEV, Extended Range EV and Battery Electric Vehicle Powertrain System efficiently combines our expertise of the different single components with our capabilities to integrate these components into a system optimized for maximum Electric Range and CO2/fuel consumption reduction targets.
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AVL Approach

 

AVL's design approach is the traditional systems engineering requirements flow down with analysis and simulation at the foundation. Efficient component, powertrain, and vehicle testing to confirm targets complete the approach. The center of all vehicle engineering work is optimization of systems at the vehicle level. Achievement of the following vehicle targets drives all tasks: fuel economy, emissions, costs, performance, and Driveability.



The engineering tasks consist of the following:

  • Market analysis
  • Vehicle benchmark (including controls system)
  • Vehicle attribute simulation
  • Vehicle System simulation (thermal, mechanical, controls)
  • Vehicle controls system development  (including software)
  • Electrical and Electronic system integration
  • Electric Drive Component Requirements Engineering
  • Electric Drive Component supplier technical  management
  • Electric Drive Component Design
    • Integrated Clutch and Electric Motor Design
    • Range Extender System Design
    • Battery Design
    • Power Electronics
    • Control Unit Hardware
    • Control Unit Software
  • Vehicle demonstrator  (powertrain system design, vehicle build, calibration, and fuel economy test)
  • Calibration of  Electrified Powertrain  Vehicle  Systems
  • Testing of Electrified Powertrain Vehicle systems (regulatory tests, cold, hot, altitude, NVH, durability, EMC)

AVL Solution

AVL's Electric Vehicle Powertrain Engineering team provides highly customer oriented solutions for Plug-In, Extended Range and Battery Electric Vehicles.  Requirements engineering and verification is accompanied by a continuous vehicle simulation approach early in the development process. The development and optimization of the respective components, integration of the individual modules into a total system and the comprehensive development of the total system focus the maximum utilization of synergy effects for the best overall system performance and reliability.


Engineering services include a full portfolio of analysis, simulation, development, and testing offerings to meet the needs of vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers.

  • Market analysis
  • Plug In, Extended Range, Battery Electric Vehicle benchmark (including controls system)
  • Vehicle attribute simulation
  • Electric Vehicle System simulation (thermal, mechanical, controls)
  • Electric Vehicle controls system development  (including software)
  • Range Extender System Design
  • Electrical and Electronic system integration
  • Electric Drive Component Requirements Engineering
  • Electric Drive Component supplier technical  management
  • Plug In, Extended Range, Battery Electric Vehicle demonstrator  (powertrain system design, vehicle build, calibration, and fuel economy test)
  • Calibration of  Plug In, Extended Range, Battery Electric Vehicle  Systems
  • Testing of Electric Vehicle systems (regulatory tests, cold, hot, altitude, NVH, durability, EMC)


Benefits at a Glance

AVL is an independent engineering services company with no high volume production intentions. Our long-term expertise in the field of powertrain development and excellent relationship to most automotive suppliers enable AVL to be an ideal partner for the development of advanced powertrain propulsion systems. The experienced team has developed powertrain solutions for OEMs that range from powertrain concept design (including demonstration vehicle builds) through series production.  Additionally, internal research projects guarantee a head start in the field of new and advanced technologies.  Results are innovative solutions for the end customer.

  • Recognized expertise in the five elements of powertrain: internal combustion engines, transmissions, batteries, software/controls, and electric motors.

 

  • Expertise in Electrified Powertrain Systems that combines powertrain components into and integrated electrified system optimized to meet zero emissions and CO2E/Fuel Consumption reduction targets.

 

  • Global AVL.  The AVL worldwide network of technical centers and affiliates are strategically placed to meet your global and regional engineering needs.

 

  • With over 60 years of powertrain experience, AVL offers custom and robust electrified powertrain solutions

 

  • Full service Electrified Powertrain Engineering Solutions that are created with Advanced Simulation Technologies and Instrumentation and Test Systems 

Market Requirements

Today's Vehicle market requirements for zero emissions or more fuel efficient vehicles are driving all automotive companies to search for cost effective innovative solutions. Zero Emissions or Fuel Consumption reduction requirements differ around the world, but, the common requirement is less. This has created a more urgent need for avl to partner with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to provide these solutions.  it is very much aligned with avl's mission to deliver innovative electrified powertrain solutions to the market leveraging our core expertise in the system optimization of the internal combustion engine, transmission, battery, controls, and electric motor technology.


References

For 60 years AVL has been providing powertrain system solutions.  From combustion analysis to the design, development, and testing of complete vehicle powertrain systems.   
AVL Electric Vehicle and Range Extender Electric Vehicle development team, services, tools and processes are well proven with internal R&D and vehicle manufacturer customer projects. Funded development programs and international cooperation with leading partners underline AVL's leading edge development competence for EV systems.

  • Audi A1 e-tron
  • AVL EVARE vehicle with innovative rotary-engine range extender
  • 20 additional EV customer projects
  • 5 funded programs for technology development