Title: Photovoltaic powered electric vehicle using PMSM drive scheme

Authors: Deepali Sharma; Prerna Gaur; A.P. Mittal; Bhim Singh

Addresses: Division of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Azad Hind Fauj Marg, Sector-3, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078, India ' Division of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Azad Hind Fauj Marg, Sector-3, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078, India ' Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Azad Hind Fauj Marg, Sector-3, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078, India ' Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India

Abstract: In this paper, a Photovoltaic (PV) array and battery-powered Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) drive scheme, along with the design aspects of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and solar cells, is presented. EVs provide a potential solution to the problem of dependence on ever decreasing and polluting fossil fuels for the transportation sector. PMSM is chosen to be the motor for a four-wheel drive EV owing to its various inherent advantages. PMSM is fed from a PV source along with the battery to provide a further contribution towards solution to the problems of fossil fuels depletion, global warming and climate change. Results for speed and torque tracking by the proposed vehicle in various driving modes are presented.

Keywords: photovoltaic arrays; electric vehicles; PMSM drives; permanent magnet synchronous motors; batteries; solar cells; four-wheel drive; vehicle speed; torque tracking; solar energy; solar power.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2013.053781

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2013 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.229 - 244

Received: 28 Jul 2011
Accepted: 13 Oct 2011

Published online: 09 May 2013 *

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