MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 180, 201813th International Conference Modern Electrified Transport – MET’2017
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Energy Effectiveness of Transport|
|Published online||27 July 2018|
The latest generation drive for electric buses powered by SiC technology for high energy efficiency
MEDCOM Sp. z o.o., ul. Jutrzenki 78A, 02-230, Warsaw, Poland
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High energy efficiency and increasing the working frequency of the converter will make it possible to minimize the size of the cooling system and reduce energy consumption. The use of the SiC technology in propulsion drives increases the efficiency of the converter by 1÷1.5%. Simultaneously, higher working frequency reduces losses in the traction motor, significantly lowering the cost of the energy consumed by the vehicle. Auxiliary converters using the SiC technology are a new quality. The reduction of weight and size is very significant (ca. 40÷50%). Higher switching frequency reduces the size of magnetic components (ca. 80%), and higher converter efficiency minimizes the size of the cooling system. The overall efficiency of the converter is extremely high (94÷96%). This paper presents comparison of Si and SiC parameters which are important for modern EV solutions. Paper presents also parameters of SiC traction inverter and auxiliary converter, designed and manufactured as state-of-the-art product for modern electric bus.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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