A case study on the conversion of an internal combustion engine vehicle into an electric vehicle

By Pedrosa, D.; Monteiro, V.; Gonçalves, H.; Martins, J.S.; Afonso, J.L.

2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2014



This paper presents the conversion process of a traditional Internal Combustion Engine vehicle into an Electric Vehicle. The main constitutive elements of the Electric Vehicle are presented. The developed powertrain uses a three-phase inverter with Field Oriented Control and space vector modulation. The developed on-board batteries charging system can operate in Grid-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Grid modes. The implemented prototypes were tested, and experimental results are presented. The assembly of these prototypes in the vehicle was made in accordance with the Portuguese legislation about vehicles conversion, and the main adopted solutions are presented.


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