For more than 100 years, the combustion engine has been optimized as a complete system with increasing complexity and a growing number of components. The methods developed for this are extremely complex and expensive, requiring highly standardized and coordinated processes between many partners.
The electrification of cars is still in its infancy. In order to conserve natural resources, we can’t afford to develop the electric car motor technology for another 100 years in order to achieve an optimum compared to the development of the combustion engine.
The disruptive electrification of the powertrain required rapidly available components such as motors and power electronics. The network of partners required for this was only partially available. Especially large established companies are faced with having competences scattered all over the organization.
So as not to miss the chance, “time-to-market” took precedence over system optimization. So far, only isolated solutions have been created.
The future will be different. But what will it look like? The development and improvement of an electric drive system to the highest efficiency is complex.
The new “solution space” for the system is initially infinitely large. It doesn’t have to be continually developed from the quickly available product, but rather a step back to a higher abstraction level has to be taken. This creates many new solution paths, of which only a few will prevail in the end.
The goal is to optimally interlink these paths, which requires changes at all system levels. The focus must always be to create a solution for the overall system, and that's exactly what we at Alvier Mechatronics aim to do.
Our way is taking into account the approach, focus, processes and ingredients to enable products that impress with application-specific high efficiency.