LIGHT WEIGHT CITY-CAR USING NINE-LEVEL CONVERTER AND ULTRACAPACITORSTipo de publicación : Conferencia No DCC
A light weight city-car, using nine-level inverter and only ultracapacitors as energy storage is presented. Ultracapacitors (UCAPS) allow very fast charge and the nine-level inverter permits to balance the discharge of UCAPS and also to improve the current waveforms that feed the traction motor. To get better efficiency, a brushless dc motor and a special control strategy is used. The main objective of this project is to be ready for replacing actual UCAPS for future elements using nanotechnology, which will be able to increase specific energy at list twenty times compared with actual UCAPS, keeping their fast charging characteristics and long cycle life.