Design and Manufacture of Electric Powertrain and Its Cooling System for ITU EV Project

Ustun O., Cakan M., Tuncay R. N. , Mokukcu M. S. , Kivanc O. C. , Mutlu Y., ...More

International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM), Berlin, Germany, 2 - 05 September 2014, pp.730-735 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Berlin
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.730-735


In recent years all expositions of cars show that every car manufacturing company is developing at least one electric vehicle. Recently, ITU ALEK (Istanbul Technical University Alternative Energy Club) members and its supervisor created an electric vehicle project called ITU EV (electric vehicle). This project is about developing a drive system for a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. The project which started in 2011, has four different main research areas. These are electric powertrain which includes water cooling design, battery part, controlling part, mechanical construction and outer design part. In this study, electric powertrain design, cooling calculations and design, and production parts of the project will be investigated. For electric drivetrain a special design of 70 kW BLDC (brushless dc) motor is produced and laboratory tests are made. The rated voltage is chosen as 355 V.