Future Trends of Advanced Power Electronics and Control Systems for Electric Vehicles

Jürgen Fabian*, Jens Gächter, Mario Hirz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Nowadays, advanced power electronics have efficiencies of more than 95 % and give enhanced possibilities of power conversion. Nevertheless, the efficiency of electric propulsion systems can be raised in the future, but the potential for efficiency increase in electric systems is limited. Ongoing advances in power electronics can support an improvement of control systems within automotive drive units. New developed or designed components enable systems that are more efficient as well as effective control strategies. In this paper, advantages and disadvantages of different configurations are specified, evaluated and discussed. Practical examples of electric converter systems are given explicitly and conclusions for the future are made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2014
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-08087-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-08086-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mobility
ISSN (Print)2196-5544
ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552


  • control systems
  • converter technologies
  • efficiency
  • electric vehicles
  • power electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Transportation


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