The electric powertrain

In the era of electric mobility, understanding the concept of an electric powertrain becomes crucial. But what does it exactly entail? And what are the options available in the market? Let's find out together.

What is an electric powertrain? The powertrain is the propulsion system of a vehicle, comprising motors and sources of energy. With the advent of electric vehicles, this concept has undergone a radical transformation, including electric motors and batteries as the primary sources of energy.

Types of electric powertrains:

  1. Battery electric (BEV): Relies solely on batteries to power the electric motor.
  2. Hybrid (HEV): Combines an internal combustion engine with an electric motor, using both for propulsion.
  3. Plug-in hybrid (PHEV): Similar to hybrids but with the ability to recharge the battery via an electrical outlet.
  4. Fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV): Utilizes fuel cells to generate the necessary electric power for propulsion.

Advantages and disadvantages:

  • Advantages: zero emissions, reduced operating costs, higher energy efficiency, superior performance.
  • Disadvantages: need for recharging, limited range, increased weight and bulkiness of batteries.

The choice of powertrain depends on one's needs and the availability of charging infrastructure. With a deep understanding of the available options, it is possible to make an informed choice for a more sustainable and efficient future. Galvani Power is embracing a future that sees the advantages of Electric Powertrains shining through, leaving any perceived drawbacks to fade away. Get involved in shaping a greener and more sustainable tomorrow.


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