Power-train of an electric vehicle
|Image: AVL Electric Axle|
|Image: Electric Vehicle Power-train|
|Jaguar i-pace (Image Credit: https://www.jaguar.com/jaguar-range/i-pace/)|
Now you will be eager to know more about the power-train of the electric vehicle. So, let’s know more about the inverter, motor, gearbox and battery pack-
Inverter system is basically a combination of few electro-mechanical subsystems which are described below-
We give electricity into it at one end and an axle (metal rod) rotates at the other end giving you the power to drive a machine of some kind or say it give drive to the gearbox attached to it in an electric vehicle.
Generally, we give 3 phase AC current to the motor and this AC current is converted from the battery DC current with the help of the inverter. We will learn more about the electric motor in the coming posts.