ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVE USES ALTERNATING CURRENT

General Electric engineers have evaluated a number of ac motor types and their associated power converters as power systems for electric vehicles. Induction and various synchronous motor systems generally supplied significant vehicle range gains, though costs did not correlate well. Two drive systems stand out relative to cost, weight, efficiency, and range improvement: an ac induction motor with a transistor inverter, and a permanent magnet disc motor with a load commutated motor. Near term, the most promising system is an ac induction motor with a pulse width modulated transistor inverter.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 66-72
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 034
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM