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Cost drivers and production limitations for electrified vehicle traction components

By Pontus Fyhr, Mats Andersson and Jan-Eric Ståhl


The automotive industry is shifting from internal combustion engines towards electrified drivetrains, containing electrical machines, power electronics and battery systems. The major hurdle in gaining customer acceptance for this type of drivetrain is the increase in price, due to hybrid drivetrains featuring an additional power system and pure electric systems requiring a major investment in energy storage. This paper details two of these systems with regards to their production processes, supply limitations and cost drivers

Topics: Materials Engineering, Power-electronics, Electrical machine, Hybrid vehicle, Permanent Magnet, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor.
Publisher: The Swedish Production Academy
Year: 2012
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