ePropelled has developed an innovative EV propulsion system based on our patented technology that enables much greater efficiency. This technology has already been demonstrated in a vehicle with a 60 kW continuous/100 kW peak system. The design is highly scalable so it can be applied to a wide range of EVs from two- and three-wheelers to automobiles and trucks.

eDTS

ePropelled’s Dynamic Torque Switching™ (eDTS) uses an innovative software-controlled reconfigurable propulsion motor that is the foundation of a complete EV propulsion system. eDTS allows the electric motor to provide high torque at low speeds without drawing high current from the batteries. It also provides high speeds at low torque levels without using field weakening, thereby increasing the efficiencies throughout. Unlike conventional motors which have one high efficiency “sweet spot,” eDTS creates multiple modes, each with high efficiency. Increasing power efficiency by at least 15% will allow manufacturers to reduce the size and cost of their battery packs or extend the range, making EVs more profitable and affordable. 

This technology is a drive system concept that allows a single electric machine to dynamically change between several modes to provide a much broader range of high efficiencies for low power consumption. The control system uses adaptive shift maps to allow the transition between the modes to take place seamlessly to deliver optimum torque, speed, and efficiency characteristics in real time. 

The system comprises three main components: 

  • The eDTS motor is a brushless permanent magnet synchronous machine
  • The power electronics drive provides the software control and the inverter
  • The matrix switch ties these two components together by changing how the the motor windings are charged

The Future of Electric Propulsion

Our solution produces a much more energy-efficient method of electric propulsion that increases the travel range and life expectancy of the battery pack or allows for smaller batteries for the same range. This is a major improvement to today’s capabilities, and it better meets the expectations of the market, manufacturers, and consumers. eDTS results in: 

  •  at least a 15% reduction in system-level energy consumption,  
  •  vehicles lasting longer between charges, and 
  •  lower costs due to smaller batteries and better efficiencies. 

The “e” in eDTS represents the technology’s flexible nature. eDTS is electric, environmentally friendly, economical, efficient, and emerging. It’s a truly versatile solution that can be used in a broad range of EVs. 

Learn How eDTS Improves Performance

David Hudson and Nabeel Shirazee present at Cenex LCV in September 2021 in this 15 minute video

Let’s Talk

If you’re interested in learning more about ePropelled and our eDTS technology, please fill out the form below and one of our EV team members will be in touch with you shortly.

Starter Generators

Starter Generators use the mechanical energy from the internal combustion engine (ICE). ePropelled has a family of starter generators ranging from 500 Watts to 12 kW. While our SGs provide the same power generation as an alternator, they have enough torque to start the engine. When paired with our power electronics, the SGs can also support hybrid applications.

READ MORE

Intelligent Power Systems

ePropelled’s Intelligent Power Systems take the AC generated by the SG and convert it to DC to power the onboard systems. The iPS also gathers sensor data and provides access via an industry-standard CAN bus.

READ MORE

Electronic Engine Starters

The Electronic Engine Starters use an onboard battery to send power to the starter generator to start the engine. This allows the UAV to be completely self-contained. The EES also allows the SG to function as a battery-powered motor for hybrid applications including power assist for take-off and extended range for emergency landings.

READ MORE

DC10

DC to DC Converter

READ MORE
Send this to a friend