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Extended V-Cycle Design - Development process to validate and homologate an EV project

Alberto Palmisani

Extended V-Cycle Design - Development process to validate and homologate an EV project.

Rel. Stefano Carabelli. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Mechatronic Engineering (Ingegneria Meccatronica), 2023


Electric Vehicle Retrofit Kit The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transition towards electric vehicles (EVs), driven by multiple factors such as environmental concerns, technological advancements, and government regulations. EVs offer the advantage of lower or zero tailpipe emissions, thus addressing the pressing issue of pollution and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. With improvements in battery life and the establishment of a robust charging infrastructure, concerns about range anxiety are decreasing. Moreover, governments and regulatory bodies are actively promoting the adoption of EVs through economic incentives, thereby stimulating market demand and accelerating the electric transition. In line with this industry-wide shift, our project aims to develop a retrofit kit that enables the conversion of conventional gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles into electrically powered ones. This innovative solution offers an alternative to purchasing a new electric vehicle, allowing owners to extend the lifespan of their existing vehicles while minimizing the environmental impact associated with manufacturing new ones. By retrofitting existing vehicles, we contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and promote a more sustainable approach to personal transportation. To guide our project, we adopt the Extended V-cycle methodology, which provides a structured framework for software development and testing. This methodology comprises five key phases: Functional Requirements, Technical Specifications, Simulation and Test Bench Construction, Supplier Procurement, and Testing and Tuning on the Real Prototype. These phases ensure that the retrofit kit meets the desired functionality, performance, and safety requirements. Through rigorous testing and fine-tuning, we commits to guarantee the optimal operation of the retrofitted vehicle. Furthermore, our project emphasizes the importance of adhering to functional safety standards, particularly ISO26262, which specifically addresses safety considerations in the automotive industry. By following the Extended V-cycle and complying with ISO26262, we ensure that the retrofit kit and its associated components meet the necessary safety criteria, ensuring a worry-free experience to vehicle owners and promoting trust in the electric retrofitting process. This thesis focuses on documenting each step of the Extended V-cycle, from understanding customer needs to the validation of the prototype for market readiness. By embracing this comprehensive approach, we contribute to the successful integration of electric vehicle retrofits into the automotive industry, setting a new stage for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious transportation ecosystem.

Relators: Stefano Carabelli
Academic year: 2022/23
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 19
Additional Information: Tesi secretata. Fulltext non presente
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Mechatronic Engineering (Ingegneria Meccatronica)
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-25 - AUTOMATION ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: CustoM 2.0 srl
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/27706
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