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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number InnUK/102294/01
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 50%;
Final stage Development and Demonstration 50%;
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
AVL Powertrain UK Ltd
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 October 2015
End Date 30 September 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £517,600
Industrial Sectors
Region East of England
Programme Competition Call: 1409_CRD_LCV_IDP11 - Adapting cutting-edge technologies - IDP11. Activity Adapting cutting-edge technologies -IDP11
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , AVL Powertrain UK Ltd (53.979%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Warwick (46.021%)
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The Adaptive Electric Drive Controller is a collaborative project between AVL and the University of Warwick. The aim of the 24-month project is to develop a novel electric traction drive control algorithm, which optimises the performance, efficiency, electromagnetic compatibility or the durability of the electric drive, and demonstrate it on a test rig. The Adaptive Electric Drive Controller will intelligently and seamlessly transition between several drive control methods, depending on the real-time vehicle operating conditions or the driver commands, to extract the maximum potential in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle platforms. The principal benefits of the Adaptive Electric Drive Controller include: A. Expected CO2 reduction of up to 10 g/km for a C-segment EV or PHEV. B. Increased electric drive efficiency and improved overall vehicle performance. C. Smaller power electronics packaging and cooling requirements, reducing cost and improving lifetime. D. Improved end-user experience for a low cost, helping the uptake of HEVs & EVs in the near future.

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Added to Database 12/01/16