Implementation of in-wheel motor driving system for electric vehicle

Si Young Yun, Ju Lee

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In-wheel motor system gets the driving force from direct-driven motor in the wheel of electric vehicle. It is known as good system for vehicles, from an efficiency, packaging, handling and safety. This paper describes motor and inverter technologies, system configuration and control algorithms for in-wheel type electric vehicle. It is necessary to control on an interrelation perspective because this system drives two motors at same time. In system design, IPMSMdnterior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) including a wide operating range and high-speed rpm is used and flux weakening control is performed in constant power range. Under the torque command from the host controller, auto control box, inverter's output torque is calculated with using torque estimation technique and applied to actual vehicle driving system. It is verified that the configuration and the algorithm are suitable for the in-wheel motor system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-755
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 1



  • Electric vehicle
  • Field weakening
  • In-wheel motor
  • Torque estimation
  • Vector control

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