CHAPTER 7The Controller

If cars are so much better now with all the electronics and technologicalinnovation onboard in the past few decades, shouldn’t they be goinga million miles per hour, cost only pennies, and last for decades!A great controller can solve that problem!

The controller is another pillar of every electric vehicle (EV). If one area could take credit for renewed interest in EVs, the controller would be it. You can buy a controller, plug it in, and be up and running in no time—something earlier EV enthusiasts could only dream about. In the future, there will be further reductions in size and improvements in efficiency of the motor control electronics. While the motor may benefit from only small improvements owing to technology changes, ...

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