Automotive & Electric Vehicles Report

Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2017-2027

Motor controllers, energy import/ export, regeneration, harvesting, BMS, inverters, converters etc.

In 2027 the power electronics market for electric vehicles will have reached $300 billion
 

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Table of Contents
1.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1.Definition
1.2.Importance
1.2.1.Power electronics becomes more important than batteries even in pure electric vehicles
1.3.PE functions serving the central needs
1.4.Powertrain evolution
1.4.1.Cars and the frenzy of change: Sales units k
1.4.2.Existing 12V cars and 24V trucks and buses were out of development potential
1.4.3.Evolving options
1.4.4.Future options
1.4.5.Powertrain comparisons
1.4.6.Future powertrain winners and losers
1.4.7.Preferred powertrains by company 2016-2030: survey
1.5.Power electronics proliferation
1.5.1.Changes as powertrains evolve
1.5.2.Example: Power electronics proliferation as 48V mild hybrids evolve
1.5.3.Window of opportunity for 12V + 48V MH systems & for 48V MH: interviews
1.6.Market forecasts
1.6.1.Importance of PE for EVs: forecast to 2020
1.6.2.Addressable car market
1.6.3.IDTechEx forecast $% and $bn for EV power electronics by type
1.6.4.IDTechEx global EV forecasts number thousand 2017-2027 in 46 categories
1.6.5.Traction rotating electric machines/ motor controllers per vehicle by 46 types with main powertrain adopted by type
1.6.6.Conventional vs 48V mild hybrid vs electric cars
1.6.7.Technology roadmaps to 2040
1.7.Voltage trends
1.7.1.Pure electric vehicles
1.7.2.Voltage trends for hybrid electric vehicles
1.8.Rotating machine options: power electronics implications
1.8.1.Overview
1.8.2.Controlling integrated motor controls- in-wheel
1.8.3.Control of the increasingly popular two motor systems
1.9.Race to simplify and eliminate power electronics
1.9.1.Blending motor controllers and on-board charging
1.9.2.Universal on-board chargers sharing components with powertrain
1.9.3.Eliminating external charging infrastructure
1.10.EV power electronics recycled and other news in 2017
1.11.Acquisitions in 2017
1.12.New approach to motor inverters
1.13.Infineon starts volume production of first full-SiC-module
1.14.A view from Siemens
2.INTRODUCTION
2.1.Scope
2.2.Power electronics successes
2.3.Power electronics gains importance
2.3.1.No steady progress to fewer components
2.4.Power electronics fundamentals and trends
2.4.1.Overview
2.4.2.Faster change, more variety of tasks
2.4.3.Downsizing is usually required
2.4.4.Universal controllers are elusive
2.4.5.Special requirements: example fuel cells
2.4.6.Network integration is an issue
2.5.Voltages
2.5.1.Overview
2.5.2.Types using 48V
2.5.3.Exception to the rule: Nanoflowcell 48V premium cars
2.5.4.BMW view of voltage choices
2.6.Integration and structural
3.DESIGN OF POWER ELECTRONICS
3.1.Power electronics architecture in EVs
3.1.1.Pure electric vehicle power electronics choices
3.2.Hybrids
3.3.Future functions requiring new power electronics
3.4.Power module
3.4.1.Power module architecture
3.4.2.Die attachment
3.4.3.Die interconnection, thermal
3.4.4.Power module failure modes
3.4.5.Unusual needs and solutions
3.5.DC DC converter
3.6.On-board charger and CAN bus
3.6.1.Integrated motor drive charger
3.7.Battery Management System BMS
4.NEW ACTIVE MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS: SIC GAN GAAS ETC
4.1.Overview
4.2.Wide bandgap power semiconductors
4.2.1.Overview
4.2.2.Sumitomo Electric
4.2.3.European Union
4.2.4.Silicon Carbide vs Gallium Nitride vs Si Power Devices: which win?
4.3.Capacitors needed
4.4.Energy harvesting for electric vehicles
4.4.1.Overview
4.4.2.Energy harvesting power handling requirements
4.4.3.Managing regenerative active suspension
5.POWER ELECTRONICS FOR 48V MILD HYBRIDS AND BEYOND
5.1.Purpose and benefits
5.2.Technological heart
5.3.48V mild hybrid for a car
5.4.Key components mostly different from HEV, PHEV, PEV
5.5.Integrated power control for mild hybrid starter generator
5.6.Key components of 48V mild hybrid system: Audi BSG = Battery Starter Generator
5.7.Many benefits of 48V system adoption based on extra power electronics
5.8.First generation 48V system
5.9.48V Technology Roadmaps
5.10.Modelling 48V introduction: Volkswagen SUV, IDTechEx comment Gen 1&2
5.11.Modelling of 48V introduction: Volkswagen SUV, IDTechEx comment Gen2&3
5.12.IDTechEx technology timeline 2016-2028
6.SUPPLIER COMPARISONS
7.INTERVIEW WITH CPT
7.1.Visit to Controlled Power Technologies CPT Ltd UK
8.TOYOTA CASE STUDY
8.1.Toyota Development of Power Control Unit for Compact-Size Vehicle
8.2.4th generation PCU image, system, layout, vibration absorbing mounting structure, specification
8.3.Power semiconductor device packages
8.4.New reactor vs old
8.5.Functional integration of capacitor module
8.6.IGBT power semiconductor
8.7.Toyota invests in Autotalks