Electrical Vehicle and Chargers
Electric Vehicle is propelled by one or more electric motors powered by rechargeable battery packs. EVs have several advantages over vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICEs):
Electric vehicles convert about 59%–62% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels—conventional gasoline vehicles only convert about 17%–21% of the energy stored in gasoline to power at the wheels.
EVs emit no tailpipe pollutants, although the power plant producing the electricity may emit them. Electricity from nuclear, hydro, solar, or wind-powered plants causes no air pollutants.
OUR EXPERTISE IN EV INCLUDES
- VEHICLE UNDER BODY ENGINEERING
Vehicle architecture, chassis design and integration, structural analysis, material definition, driveline integration, system and component packaging and electrical architecture
- SYSTEM INTEGRATION
Functional safety, new component packaging, electrical hardware integration, high voltage systems architecture and safety, power train and drivetrain integration including alternative propulsion systems, and energy modelling optimisation.
Vertex has a unique industry collaboration designed to deliver the most comprehensive EV Installation certification available today.
- VEHICLE UPPER BODY ENGINEERING
Lightweight BIW design and development, lightweight material selection and structural analysis, crashworthiness and aerodynamic optimisation
- TESTING SUPPORT
The rapidly emerging Electric Vehicle, Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle markets are poised for continued growth and change. We work closely with our Global Associates for testing of Charging/Discharging of the batteries, Mileage accumulation and Component testing.
Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration and require less maintenance than ICEs.
Range is typically limited to 80 to 160 Kms on a full charge, although a few models can go 200 to 300 kms.
BULK & WEIGHT
Battery packs are heavy and take up considerable vehicle space.
However, researchers are working on improved battery technologies to increase driving range and decrease recharging time, weight, and cost. These factors will ultimately determine the future of EVs. We vertex are also working in research activities for Indian terrain suitable EV vehicles.
DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION
Vertex has an in depth understanding of what is required to deliver a vehicle from concept through to production, independently offering an automotive development capability comparable with that of most OEMs.
We deliver complex solutions to customer specifications in all areas of vehicle engineering including design for assembly (DFA) and design for manufacture (DFM).
REDUCE ENERGY DEPENDENCE
Electricity is a domestic energy source.
EVs do, however, face significant battery-related challenges:
Innovation is written in Vertex’s DNA and is remarkably expressed in the brand's concept cars. These one-of-a-kind, one-shot vehicles are an open playground for the designers' and engineers' freedom of expression. They display their talents and expertise by experimenting new materials, state-of-the-art designs and cutting-edge technology.
The large battery packs are expensive and may need to be replaced one or more times.
Fully recharging the battery pack can take 4 to 8 hours. Even a "fast charge" to 80% capacity can take 30 min.