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Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players - Product Image

Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

  • Published: March 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 177 Pages
  • IDTechEx
In 2023 Over 142 Million Electric Vehicles Will Be Made - The Traction Inverter Is Key

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Ford
  • Fuji Electric
  • Nissan
  • Renesas
  • Toyota
  • Toyota Power Electronics
  • MORE

The market for electric vehicle inverters, both hybrid and pure electric, will grow from around $10billion to an estimated $18billion from 2013 to 2023 as discussed in this new report. The demand for inverters and electric power conversions is already well established in the automation and industrial control industries which are also growing at considerable pace, therefore the addition of a significant complimentary emerging market will create new sectors for existing inverter and power electronic component suppliers as well as create opportunities for new players, particularly those with specialist electric vehicle knowledge and those able to develop added value through highly integrated electric powertrain systems.

Every electric vehicle needs at least one electric traction motor, many have two or more, and each traction motor requires an inverter to power it. The market place for electric vehicle inverters is both varied and dynamic. Inverter sizes range from a few hundred watts to several hundred kilowatts and span electric vehicle applications from electric cycles to passenger vehicles to commercial and military vehicles, all of which are expanding at unprecedented rates.. READ MORE >

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1. Optimisation using new devices and integration
1.2. Market Forecasts
1.3. Global value market for vehicle traction drives
1.4. Concern in Europe

2. INTRODUCTION
2.1. History of the Electric Motor and Motor Control
2.2. AC Vs DC
2.3. Direct Drive or gearbox
2.4. Comparison with a parallel market
2.5. Technologies and trends in the key components used in electric traction drives
2.5.1. The Power Module
2.5.2. Wide band gap power semiconductors SiC GaN
2.5.3. DC Bus/Snubber capacitor
2.5.4. New high temperature capacitor for EVs
2.5.5. Analog sensors
2.5.6. Position/Speed Feedback
2.5.7. Control DSP
2.5.8. Isolated Gate drive circuit
2.5.9. Switch Mode power supply
2.5.10. Power Distribution within the inverter
2.5.11. Digital Communications
2.5.12. EV AC drive frequency converter control Hungary
2.5.13. Nanotechnology for the power components
2.5.14. Meidensha advances energy management
2.5.15. Siemens innovative new e-car inverters
2.5.16. Volvo new integrated motor and battery charger

3. ANALYSIS OF 74 TRACTION MOTOR/INVERTER MANUFACTURERS

4. ANALYSIS OF INVERTER COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS

5. COMMENTS BY VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS AND LEADING SUPPLIERS
5.1. Toyota
5.2. Volkswagen
5.3. Ford
5.4. Toyota - Power Electronics
5.5. Fuji Electric
5.6. Renesas
5.7. Nissan

6. TYPES OF TRACTION MOTOR DRIVE IN SUMMARY
6.1. Mechanical Considerations
6.1.1. Shapes of motor drives
6.1.2. Size and number of motor drives
6.1.3. Drive position
6.1.4. Cooling Systems
6.2. Functional Safety and High Availability

7. MARKET FORECASTS
7.1. Inverter/Controller forecasts of numbers
7.2. Global value market for vehicle traction drives
7.3. System design
7.4. Influence of motor type on inverter design
7.5. Influence of battery voltage and motor performance requirements
7.6. Summary of Inverter component technology trends
7.6.1. Power Modules
7.6.2. Higher switching frequencies
7.6.3. Heat recovery
7.6.4. Snubber capacitors
7.6.5. Communications
7.6.6. Power distribution
7.6.7. Functional safety

8. LESSONS FROM BATTERY/EV EVENT MICHIGAN SEPTEMBER 2013
8.1. Comment from e-Car Tech Munich October 2013

9. ON-BOARD CHARGERS AND DC-DC CONVERTERS
9.1. On-board chargers
9.2. DC-DC converters

10. BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS BMS: A NEW ASSESSMENT

APPENDIX 1: REFERENCES AND WORKS CITED

- Ford
- Fuji Electric
- Nissan
- Renesas
- Toyota
- Toyota Power Electronics
- Volkswagen

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