Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles

Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles

From Concept to Reality

1st Edition - February 23, 2021

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  • Authors: Shashank Arora, Alireza Tashakori Abkenar, Shantha Jayasinghe, Kari Tammi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128181270
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128181263

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Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles: From Concept to Reality presents a step-by-step design and development guide for heavy-duty electric vehicles. It also offers practical insights based on the commercial application of an electric city bus. Heavy-duty electric vehicle design is challenging due to a lack of clear understanding of the government policies, R&D directions and uncertainty around the performance of various subsystems in an electric powertrain. Therefore, this book discusses key technical aspects of motors, power electronics, batteries and vehicle control systems, and outlines the system integration strategies necessary for design and safe operation of electric vehicles in practice. This comprehensive book serves as a guide to engineers and decision makers involved in electric vehicle development programs and assists them in finding the suitable electric powertrain solution for a given heavy-duty vehicle application.

Key Features

    • Offers an overview of various standards and regulations that guide the electric vehicle design process and a comprehensive discussion on various government policies and incentive schemes propelling the growth of heavy electric vehicle markets across the world;
    • Provides a comparative evaluation of different electric drivetrain concepts and a step-by-step power calculation guide for heavy-duty electric powertrain;
    • Explains material selection and manufacturing methods for next generation batteries;
    • Discusses key elements and design rules for creating a robust high voltage energy storage system, appropriate packaging and its support systems including charging network;
    • Includes a concise description of torque mapping, power management and fault handling strategies for inverter drive and control systems;
    • Features case studies to better understand complex topics like charging system requirements and vehicle control system diagnostics.


    EV system design, integration and application engineers; Masters & postgrads in Mechatronics/Machine design, electrical machines, automotive engineering, and energy systems design. Formula SAE teams and other students working on EV related final year projects

    Table of Contents

      1. Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles and Society
      2. Drivetrains Configurations for Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles
      3. Electric Motor Drives for Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles
      4. Materials and Manufacturing Methods for Advanced Li-ion Batteries
      5. EV Battery Pack Engineering: Electrical Design and Mechanical Design
      6. Charging Technologies and Standards Applicable to Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles
      7. Drivetrain Control System in Heavy-duty Electric Vehicle Applications
      8. Battery Management System: Charge Balancing and Temperature Control
      9. Supervisory Control Systems for Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles
      10. Technology Roadmap for Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles

    Product details

    • No. of pages: 256
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2021
    • Published: February 23, 2021
    • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
    • eBook ISBN: 9780128181270
    • Paperback ISBN: 9780128181263

    About the Authors

    Shashank Arora

    Shashank Arora is an Academy post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. His research focuses on battery manufacturing, packaging and thermal management systems for electric vehicles. Shashank is a recipient of the Sir George Julius Medal for his contribution to Mechanical Engineering. He has also received recognition from the Technology Industries of Finland.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    School of Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

    Alireza Tashakori Abkenar

    Alireza Tashakori Abkenar is the EV Application Manager at MoTeC, Melbourne, Australia. He has successfully led multiple heavy-duty EV development projects including the Matilda Gen II Electric City Bus, which passed all the Australian Design Rules (ADR). He is currently focusing on EV drivetrain system and supervisory control design and integration of electric race cars in Australia and overseas.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    TG Tech, Melbourne, Australia

    Shantha Jayasinghe

    Shantha Gamini Jayasinghe is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia. Shantha’s research interests include power electronic converters, renewable energy technologies, grid integration of energy systems, shipboard power systems, electric propulsion and electric vehicles.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia

    Kari Tammi

    Kari Tammi is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland and the Chief Engineer Counselor of the Finnish Administrative Supreme Court. He is the Deputy Chair for IFTOMM Finland, and a member of IEEE and the Finnish Academy of Technology.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    School of Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

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