By Greentech Lead Team: FEV, a
provider of powertrain and vehicle technologies, will focus more on new
electric motor design.
FEV recognizes that the future of
mobility will include significant numbers of vehicles propelled by electricity
or a combination of combustible fuel and electricity.
“Energy is derived from many
sources, and automakers are exploring all possibilities to incorporate these
sources into automobiles. Different markets will have different needs, but it
is clear that in most global markets, the electric and electric hybrid vehicle
has taken root and will soon become mainstream,” said Stefan Pischinger, president
and CEO of FEV.
In addition to its Battery
development competence, FEV is offering complete electric motor design, testing
and integration support to its global customer base.
FEV offers all of the capabilities
necessary to perform complete design and development of electric drivetrains.
This includes CAE supported optimization of the electric motor, with a focus on
the functional aspects and NVH considerations that are necessary to minimize
the noise excitation and radiation of the harmonic orders.
FEV offers dedicated e-motor test
cells that enable rapid electric motor and drivetrain functional
testing. These specialized test cells accommodate the complete
e-powertrain, allowing FEV’s engineers to accurately measure performance and
efficiency of e-motors, or the entire e-powertrain thanks to high accuracy
electric power and speed / torque measurement devices.
The recently commissioned
e-motor/generator test cells are configured to ensure that the e-motor and
generator development effort results in a product that achieves maximum
efficiency, performance, and durability.
In addition to its design and
testing capabilities, FEV developed an entire suite of e-powertrain integration
capabilities. FEV engineers now offer all of the integration services that
are necessary to support an OEM as they bring an e-motor or e-powertrain
product into production, including packaging engineering, vehicle simulations
to define the component specifications, thermal management, NVH and calibrations
for drivability and performance.
Similar to the traditional
powertrain design, testing, and integration services that the company has
become famous for, FEV now offers modern, high-technology facilities and
capabilities that support its customers as they prepare new e-mobility products
for the future.