Automotive Applications of Power Electronics

David J. Perreault    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United StatesKhurram K. Afridi    University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United StatesIftikhar A. Khan    Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan


The modern automobile has an extensive electric system consisting of a large number of electric, electromechanical, and electronic loads that are central to vehicle operation, passenger safety, and comfort. Power electronics is playing an increasingly important role in automotive electric systems—conditioning the power generated by the alternator, processing it appropriately for the vehicle electric loads, and controlling the operation ...

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