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Off-highway is going electric

Off-highway is going electric GUEST C OMMENTARY Dr. Frank Hiller Chairman of Deutz AG The off-highway sector is still largely unaffected by the shift boost function, the machine is more dynamic and achieves towards electric power. Almost all construction and agricul- the same system performance as a pure combustion engine tural machines are powered by diesel engines. The compel- with the same power output. It is also possible to downsize ling arguments for diesel engines are that they offer a high the combustion engine, which directly results in greater amount of power and torque while also being fuel efficient. efficiency. Further potential lies in using electric power for Because of the high-power density of diesel fuel, the machines power take-offs, such as sowing machines on tractors. The are self-sufficient and can be used far away from any kind of voltage of the vehicle’s onboard electrical system must be infrastructure – as yet, modern battery storage systems lack raised to 48 or 400 V so that the energy can be safely trans- sufficient capacity for this. So, do electric vehicles make sense ferred between the electric motor, the battery and the power for the off-highway sector? take-off. Doing without the mechanical power transmission Even though it is unlikely http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ATZoffhighway worldwide Springer Journals

Off-highway is going electric

ATZoffhighway worldwide , Volume 11 (2) – Jun 8, 2018

Off-highway is going electric

Abstract

GUEST C OMMENTARY Dr. Frank Hiller Chairman of Deutz AG The off-highway sector is still largely unaffected by the shift boost function, the machine is more dynamic and achieves towards electric power. Almost all construction and agricul- the same system performance as a pure combustion engine tural machines are powered by diesel engines. The compel- with the same power output. It is also possible to downsize ling arguments for diesel engines are that they offer a high the combustion...
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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
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Engineering; Automotive Engineering
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2366-1097
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10.1007/s41321-018-0015-1
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Abstract

GUEST C OMMENTARY Dr. Frank Hiller Chairman of Deutz AG The off-highway sector is still largely unaffected by the shift boost function, the machine is more dynamic and achieves towards electric power. Almost all construction and agricul- the same system performance as a pure combustion engine tural machines are powered by diesel engines. The compel- with the same power output. It is also possible to downsize ling arguments for diesel engines are that they offer a high the combustion engine, which directly results in greater amount of power and torque while also being fuel efficient. efficiency. Further potential lies in using electric power for Because of the high-power density of diesel fuel, the machines power take-offs, such as sowing machines on tractors. The are self-sufficient and can be used far away from any kind of voltage of the vehicle’s onboard electrical system must be infrastructure – as yet, modern battery storage systems lack raised to 48 or 400 V so that the energy can be safely trans- sufficient capacity for this. So, do electric vehicles make sense ferred between the electric motor, the battery and the power for the off-highway sector? take-off. Doing without the mechanical power transmission Even though it is unlikely

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Published: Jun 8, 2018

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