Traction converters for electric and hybrid buses
Lines of specialisation
Energy and Power Electronics
City transportation is rapidly evolving towards a less polluting and environmentally more sustainable model. In this context, the CAF Group is offering electric and hybrid buses focused on urban road transport, in which it is necessary to work on many aspects of the electric traction system, among which the traction converters stand out.
IKERLAN has collaborated with the CAF Group in the design and development of traction inverters, which are a key part of electric and hybrid buses. In addition to reliability and cost, volume and weight are also key aspects that restrict the design of these investors. Through minimum variations, these inverters can also be configured to transform into DC/DC converters for the control of the storage systems, auxiliary converters or even rectifiers that control the generator in the case of the hybrid bus.
The developed converters allow the CAF Group to have a key element of the traction system to its electric and hybrid buses, designed specifically to adapt to the requirements of its vehicles. The modularity and configurability of the solution allows, through minimum changes, the use of these converters in different functions associated with the electric traction, achieving a high use of the development carried out.