For these reasons, in the first two months, I worked close with rest of the Powertrain department to perform practical in-house tests and measurements on the FC stack (provided by ZBT) used in Ecorunner V and VI. This allowed us to understand better how different parameter setups affect performances, and thus efficiency.
At the same time, efforts have been made in the evaluation of the new powertrain configuration for the Ecorunner VII. The selection procedure passes through the analysis of different powertrain topologies, estimation of power consumption, drive strategies and cost analysis. We are now in the conclusive part of the selection.
In the next months, after the decision, I will focus on the optimization of FC system itself and it synergy with the rest of the powertrain (motor, electronics and boostcaps).
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