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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Component Design of x-EVs using Virtual Integrated Development Environment

School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon-Si, Korea
Intelligent Vehicle Technology R&D Division, Korea Automotive Technology Institute, Chonan, Korea
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(2), 437-444;
Published: 28 June 2013
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In this study, component design of x-EVs was performed using virtual integrated development environment (VIDE). First, component library was developed for various components such as the engine, motor, battery and transmission. Vehicle performance simulator of x-EVs was developed using MATALB SimDriveline, which consists of the powertrain system and control system. Experiment and commercial software were used for the validation. A virtual environment was developed using the 3D rendering tool to simulate the road, buildings, traffic, signal system and weather. Using the VIDE, EV range and acceleration performance for various x-EVs were evaluated to design the battery and motor specifications. In addition, an electric heater was selected as an example and its performance at the vehicle level was investigated using the VIDE. It is expected that the VIDE can be used in component design for x-EVs.
Keywords: x-EV; component design; virtual integrated development environment (VIDE) x-EV; component design; virtual integrated development environment (VIDE)
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Ma, C.; Shin, H.; Lee, S.; Song, M.; Park, J.; Jeong, C.; Hwang, S.; Suh, M.; Jeong, K.; Kim, H. Component Design of x-EVs using Virtual Integrated Development Environment. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 437-444.

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