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BMW i3 Benchmarking Overview


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Product Description

As part of Ricardo’s xEV benchmarking activities, a 2014 MY BMW i3 with Range Extender was purchased and subjected to a full vehicle analysis. The electric powertrain was analysed and compiled into a report that covers the following:

  • Selected vehicle features
  • High voltage battery pack design
    • Enclosures
    • Thermal system
    • Battery module
    • Battery cell
    • Battery management system
  • High voltage junction box
  • Motor and motor controller (inverter) module
  • Charging system & DC-DC converter
  • Range Extender Engine


Table of contents:

  1. Vehicle
  2. Battery Pack
  3. Battery Module
  4. Battery Management System
  5. Traction Motor
  6. Gearbox
  7. eMachine Electronics
  8. On-Board Charger
  9. Charging Station
  10. Range Extender System
    a. Generator eMachine
    b. REX eMachine Electronics
    c. Combustion Engine
    d. REX Engine ECU
  11. Appendix


Click here to view sample report




Additional Services

Ricardo’s xEV benchmarking team has developed battery and eMachine analysis reports for the following vehicles:

  1. 2015 VW e-Golf
  2. 2014 BMW i3 w/ Range Extender
  3. 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid
  4. 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
  5. 2013 Tesla Model S 60 (60kWh)
  6. 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  7. 2013 Ford C-Max Energi
  8. 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
  9. 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
  10. 2011 Chevrolet volt
  11. 2011 Nissan Leaf
  12. 2011 Mitsubishi iMiev


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