Powertrain Test Bench System


This project developed a laboratorial powertrain test bench system to test electrical vehicles. It can emulate vehicle dynamics under a specific drive cycle and allows small automotive manufacturers to confirm compliance with the mandatory drive cycles during different stages of their development. Nevertheless, other electric vehicles like boats or trains, can also be tested since the mathematical models of their dynamics are available.

Subject Areas: wide-bandgap power electronic converters; open-winding synchronous reluctance machine


IDI&CA 2018, funding programme of Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa. Grant: 3,8k EUR.

Research team

Pedro Fonte1,2,*,Miguel Chaves2,3,, Ricardo Luís1,2,3, Paulo Almeida 1,2, Rita Pereira1,2, Rodrigo Melo1

1Low Carbon Energy Conversion R&D Group, Lisboa, Portugal

2Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Portugal

3INESC-ID: Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa, Portugal

*Researcher to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Status: Finished

Start: Jun/2018          End: Jun/2019

Related publications:

P. M. Fonte, P. Almeida, R. Luis, R. Pereira and M. Chaves, “Powertrain Test Bench System,” 2019 Electric Vehicles International Conference (EV), Bucharest, Romania, 2019, pp. 1-5, doi:10.1109/EV.2019.8892925.