Measured by the number of its mechanical components, the e-drive is a relatively simple system compared to the combustion engine. However, the interaction between the mechanical components, the electro-mechanical and thermal interaction, and the influence of the control system is quite complex.
Avoiding overheating is one of the major challenges. Since overheating of the electric motor does not only mean a loss of power. Melting cable insulation, demagnetization or bearing lubricants getting hot can lead to system failure.
The soundscape in vehicle interiors contributes to the overall impression and perceived comfort. If the typical engine noise is eliminated, the squealing, rattling, vibrating of the engine, transmission and dashboard, as well as wind and road noise can be heard more clearly in the vehicle.
Meaningful Virtual Twins accurately map all of these events, giving you a realistic impression of how components and systems behave. This enables you to optimize based on data even without a physical prototype.