Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular due to their environmental benefits and cost savings over time. However, one challenge with EVs is maintaining their performance over the long term. One way to address this issue is through the implementation of performance derating with a vehicle controller unit (VCU).
Performance derating is the process of limiting the power output of an electric vehicle to protect the battery and other components from damage due to excessive stress. By reducing the maximum power output, the vehicle can operate more efficiently and safely, while also prolonging the life of its components. This is particularly important for high-performance electric vehicles, which can put significant strain on their components when driven aggressively.
A vehicle controller unit (VCU) is the electronic brain of an electric vehicle. It is responsible for managing the powertrain and other systems, such as the battery and regenerative braking. The VCU can be programmed to implement performance derating based on various factors, such as the battery state of charge, temperature, and current draw.
To implement performance derating with a VCU, the following steps are typically taken:
Implementing performance derating with a VCU can help ensure the long-term health and performance of an electric vehicle. By reducing stress on the battery and other components, the vehicle can operate more efficiently and reliably. Additionally, by keeping the driver informed, the VCU can help promote responsible driving habits and increase the lifespan of the vehicle.
We at EVhicle Mobility are developing VCUs intelligent enough to implement performance derating to prolong the EV life. Connect with us to know more.