Recent Advances in Electric Motor Drives for Electrified Mobility

A special issue of World Electric Vehicle Journal (ISSN 2032-6653).

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Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
Interests: power electronics; motor drives; electric vehicles; wide-bandgap devices; renewable energy integration

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Department of Electric Engineering, Alexandria Univeristy, Alexandria, Egypt
Interests: electrical machine design; electric machine simulation; electric drives; energy conversion; renewable energy; power quality; HVDC
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Dear Colleagues,

Motor drives play an important role in electrified mobility, where the performance of an electrified transportation system is determined by the characteristics of its power electronic motor drive. The transition to electromobility technologies requires the development of electric motor drive systems with improved performances and capabilities. This translates to a demand for higher power density and more efficient and reliable electric motor drives. Recently, several technologies have emerged to enhance the performance of electric motor drives, including new semiconductor power devices, inverter topologies, control techniques, and thermal management technologies.

This Special Issue calls for papers that address the recent advancements in electric motor drive technology for different electrified transportation systems. Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original research works in related areas, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Modulation and control techniques of motor drives;
  • Enhancement of power density, efficiency, and reliability of motor drives;
  • Motor drive systems using wideband gap devices;
  • Performance evaluation of different motor drive topologies;
  • Power electronics for transportation electrification;
  • Battery charging and management technologies;
  • Component cooling.

Dr. Mohamed Diab
Dr. Xing Zhao
Prof. Dr. Ayman Abdel-Khalik
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Sensitivity Analysis of Electric Energy Consumption in Battery Electric Vehicles with Different Electric Motors
by Jamshid Mavlonov, Sanjarbek Ruzimov, Andrea Tonoli, Nicola Amati and Akmal Mukhitdinov
World Electr. Veh. J. 2023, 14(2), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj14020036 - 30 Jan 2023
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In the last decade, a number of research works in electrified vehicles have been devoted to the analysis of the electric consumption of battery electric vehicles and the evaluation of the main influencing factors. The literature analysis reveals that the electric motor size, [...] Read more.
In the last decade, a number of research works in electrified vehicles have been devoted to the analysis of the electric consumption of battery electric vehicles and the evaluation of the main influencing factors. The literature analysis reveals that the electric motor size, efficiency, and driving condition substantially affect the electric energy stored in the vehicle battery. This paper studies the degree of sensitivity of energy consumption to electric motor size and to its efficiency map characteristics. In order to accomplish this task, three electric motors whose parameters are re-scaled to fit the maximum power torque and speed with different efficiency maps are simulated by installing them on two commercially available battery electric vehicles. This allows for isolating the influence of the efficiency map on electricity consumption. The original characteristics of the motors are then used to evaluate the influence on the electricity consumption of both the size and the efficiency characteristics. The results of the simulation revealed that the influences of the efficiency map and the electric motor size can be around 8–10% and 2–11%, respectively. When both factors are taken into account, the overall difference in electricity consumption can be around 10–21%. Full article
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Current Control Method of Vehicle Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Based on Active Disturbance Rejection Control
by Jinyu Wang, Qiang Miao, Xiaomin Zhou, Lipeng Sun, Dawei Gao and Haifeng Lu
World Electr. Veh. J. 2023, 14(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj14010002 - 23 Dec 2022
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Due to the frequently changing working conditions and complex operating environment of electric vehicle permanent magnet synchronous motor(PMSM), the motor parameters change dramatically. However, the performance of the PI current regulator, which is the most widely used, is sensitive to motor parameters and [...] Read more.
Due to the frequently changing working conditions and complex operating environment of electric vehicle permanent magnet synchronous motor(PMSM), the motor parameters change dramatically. However, the performance of the PI current regulator, which is the most widely used, is sensitive to motor parameters and has weak robustness, which will lead to the deterioration of motor control system performance. To address this problem, active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) technology is applied to the PMSM current loop control. Firstly, the traditional ADRC current regulator is designed, and the performance and parameter tuning laws of the extended state observer are analyzed by the method of frequency domain analysis. Then, the traditional ADRC algorithm is improved in three aspects: observation error compensation, utilization of model information and anti-windup. After that, simulations and bench test validation are performed. The simulation results show that the improved ADRC current regulator is more robust in the face of parameter changes. The torque step test results show that the improved ADRC current regulator has fast dynamic response without overshoot and has high robustness when the motor parameters change. The dynamic test results show that the improved ADRC current regulator has high robustness when the load, speed and motor parameters change, and the anti-windup measures designed can effectively overcome the integral saturation phenomenon. Full article
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