The automotive industry is facing radical changes. Due to the continuous requirement for fewer emissions, a trend towards electrification of the transportation sector has begun. Batteries, electric machines and power electronics have slowly started to become a part of the powertrain of highly efficient vehicles as hybrid, fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. This trend has mainly been due to increased specific energy, improved cycle lifeand decreased cost of batteries. However, in the horizon emerging battery technologies as lithium-sulfur and lithium-air are waiting, which further will increase the driving range of battery electric vehicles. Due to the storage capacity, electric cars can also be a mean to integrate fluctuating renewable energy into the electricity grid. Different charging methods are being developed, e.g. comfortable wireless inductive charging, or fast charging with more than 300 kW. In this talk, an overview of the state-of-the-art within powertrains of electrified vehicles will be presented and future trends will be discussed.


Erik Schaltz received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.
From 2009 to 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor in the same department where he is currently an Associate Professor and the head of the research programme in E-Mobility and Industrial Drives. His research interests include a wide range of topics within the field of electro-mobility, e.g. power electronics, electric machines, batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells, battery management systems, electric and hybrid electric vehicle modelling, thermoelectric generators, reliability, and inductive power transfer systems. He has published more than 60 publications and participated in several national and international research projects.

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ICEIT 2016, May 5-7, Tangier Morocco
ICEIT 2015, March 25-27, Marrakech Morocco

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