Influence of in-wheel motors on the ride comfort of electric vehicles

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An in-wheel electric motor is an interesting and innovative configuration for an electricvehicle, that compared to central motors offers benefits in the field of space, control andefficiency. However, it also increases the weight of the unsprung mass, which results in adecrease in vehicle ride comfort and safety. In order to investigate the severity of thesedisadvantages, on-road experiments are performed with an ICE vehicle and simulations areperformed with a model representing a battery electric vehicle. As the largest disadvantageis found to be the increase in dynamic wheel load, possible improvements using an activeelectromagnetic suspension system are investigated also.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC10), 22-26 August 2010, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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