Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

ATS has a long history of developing and manufacturing propulsion systems for Electric Vehicles. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus programs with Ballard and Georgetown University, Battery Powered Airline Ground Support Vehicles, Hybrid Military Vehicles and four Electric Vehicle Land Speed Records are just a few of the successful programs that ATS has provided systems for. 

Commercial Vehicles

Buses & Fleet Vehicles

Given the shorter range, proximity to a depot, and frequent stops, newer battery technologies have all-electric fleet vehicles becoming more and more attractive. ATS offers higher powered inverters and DC/DC converters capable of hauling these big vehicles and their cargo. The BEAR series EV system can provide all of the power electronics needed in one enclosure. In cases where battery systems are chosen over hybrid systems, ATS’ Adaptive Torque Control Technology is well-suited to optimize torque as the battery is drained.

Potential Applications:

  • City Buses
  • Food & Beverage Delivery Trucks
  • Waste Management Trucks
  • Dump Trucks
  • Class 8 Semi-trucks
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Airline Ground Support Vehicles

The close proximity to the airport makes tethered and battery electric vehicles more attractive for these applications. In cases where battery systems are used, ATS’ Adaptive Torque Control Technology is well-suited to optimize torque as the battery is drained.

Potential Applications:

  • Pallet Loader
  • Baggage Hauler
  • Terminal Control
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Research Vehicles

Military Vehicles

There is a lot of interest in parallel-hybrid vehicles for the military sector given their high low-speed torque suitable for tough terrains and their ability to ride much quieter than engines when in all-electric mode. Additionally, parallel-hybrid vehicles can park and use the power from the battery via an inverter to power equipment in remote areas. ATS has provided the propulsion systems (inverter and brake chopper) to the TARDEC Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV)  Research Project.

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High Performance Vehicles

ATS inverters have been used to test the limits of electric vehicle capabilities in the Buckeye Bullet series of electric vehicles and have helped to set four world records.

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