Gear shift schedule design for multi-speed pure electric vehicles
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- Journal Article
- Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 2015, 229 (1), pp. 70 - 82
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© IMechE 2014. As pure electric vehicles are considered to be a major growth trend in the automotive industry, research into and development of efficient electric powertrain systems and related control technologies have become popular research topics. The growing importance and use of multi-speed transmissions in these vehicles make shift schedule design and research a crucial aspect of the powertrain systems design of pure electric vehicles. This paper provides a gear shift schedule calculation method for pure electric vehicles, which includes a dynamic shift schedule and an economic shift schedule calculation method, demonstrating how to optimize the shift points and to produce the upshift and downshift lines based on the motor efficiency map. Through the establishment of a pure electric vehicle model, simulation results show that a properly designed shift schedule can improve the working region of the motor and can refine the dynamic performance and the economic performance of the vehicle. Finally, rig testing results are demonstrated to be comparable with simulations and indicate the correctness of the method.
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