# Comparative Assessment for Holistic Evaluation of Drive Systems

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. Methodological Approach

## 3. Criteria for the Evaluation

## 4. Methods

#### 4.1. Pairwise Comparison Method

#### 4.2. Weighted Sum Model

## 5. Results

#### 5.1. Reference Drive and Sample Drive Systems

#### 5.2. Holistic Assessment

#### 5.2.1. Case Study 1—Focus on Efficiency

#### 5.2.2. Case Study 2—Focus on Costs

## 6. Discussion

## 7. Conclusions and Extension

## Author Contributions

## Funding

## Institutional Review Board Statement

## Informed Consent Statement

## Data Availability Statement

## Conflicts of Interest

## Abbreviations

AF | amplification factor |

C | criterion |

CS | case study |

Cst | cost |

CBA | cost–benefit analysis |

CEF | criterion evaluation factor |

Eff | efficiency |

MCDM | multi-criteria decision-making |

NVH | noise vibration harshness |

Per | performance |

PWC | pairwise comparison |

RV | rating value |

SEF | system evaluation factor |

Sys | system |

Vol | volume |

Wgt | weight |

WSM | weighted sum model |

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