Improved range for Electric Vehicles using direct-drive outer-rotor in-wheel motors

Tadashi Takano, Hiroshi Shimizu, Manabu Omae, Eric Wu

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Abstract

In response to the dual challenges of global warming and dwindling world oil reserves, interest in Electric Vehicles (EVs) has increased dramatically over the past few years. We have developed an in-wheel outer-rotor Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) synchronous motor for EVs with high power density and sufficient torque output to drive the wheels directly rather than via a gear reduction, offering significant improvement in efficiency and mileage. A 300mm diameter motor with a novel electromagnetic structure able to fit in a standard passenger vehicle's 16-inch wheel with a maximum power of 65kW, maximum torque exceeding 700Nm and rated power 20kW was developed, built and tested at our lab. An automated winding process providing a 60% space factor winding was also developed, and only standard materials and manufacturing methods were used. Motor dynamometer tests showed the motor not only met the required specifications, but also had a 10-20% efficiency improvement over inner-rotor gear-reduction motors over a wide area of operation, while chassis dynamometer tests on a converted EV indicated 16-30% improvement in one-charge vehicle range using this motor due to its high efficiency. The significant extension of EV range possible will have a positive impact on market acceptance of EVs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEVS 2010 - Sustainable Mobility Revolution: 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition
PublisherElectric Drive Transportation Association
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition: Sustainable Mobility Revolution, EVS 2010 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 2010 Nov 52010 Nov 9

Other

Other25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition: Sustainable Mobility Revolution, EVS 2010
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period10/11/510/11/9

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Electric vehicles
Wheels
Rotors
Dynamometers
Gears
Torque
Chassis
Global warming
Synchronous motors
Permanent magnets
Specifications

Keywords

  • Conversion EV
  • Electric Vehicle
  • In-wheel
  • Interior Permanent Magnet
  • Mileage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Takano, T., Shimizu, H., Omae, M., & Wu, E. (2010). Improved range for Electric Vehicles using direct-drive outer-rotor in-wheel motors. In EVS 2010 - Sustainable Mobility Revolution: 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition Electric Drive Transportation Association.

Improved range for Electric Vehicles using direct-drive outer-rotor in-wheel motors. / Takano, Tadashi; Shimizu, Hiroshi; Omae, Manabu; Wu, Eric.

EVS 2010 - Sustainable Mobility Revolution: 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition. Electric Drive Transportation Association, 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Takano, T, Shimizu, H, Omae, M & Wu, E 2010, Improved range for Electric Vehicles using direct-drive outer-rotor in-wheel motors. in EVS 2010 - Sustainable Mobility Revolution: 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition. Electric Drive Transportation Association, 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition: Sustainable Mobility Revolution, EVS 2010, Shenzhen, China, 10/11/5.
Takano T, Shimizu H, Omae M, Wu E. Improved range for Electric Vehicles using direct-drive outer-rotor in-wheel motors. In EVS 2010 - Sustainable Mobility Revolution: 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition. Electric Drive Transportation Association. 2010
Takano, Tadashi ; Shimizu, Hiroshi ; Omae, Manabu ; Wu, Eric. / Improved range for Electric Vehicles using direct-drive outer-rotor in-wheel motors. EVS 2010 - Sustainable Mobility Revolution: 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition. Electric Drive Transportation Association, 2010.
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