Electric vehicle is the new era of current generation, greatly changing the vehicle and other industries in the world. Since 2022, the market of EV is significantly impacting the technological growth. In all over the world, almost 31.9 percent YoY is noted since 2022 which shows bright future ahead for this technology. Today the greatly using simulation software like MATLAB/SIMULINK and 3D design software like SolidWorks contributing extensively in this domain. In order to design different parts of electric vehicle, 3D design in SolidWorks is more helpful for visualizing the design in 3D world, virtual testing and so on. Moreover, thermal simulation of Battery pack, heating and cooling system inside of vehicle can also be performed today. In order to develop a systematic control algorithm, design of battery pack, modelling, SOC and SOH estimation, MATLAB/SIMULINK is contributing greatly. The power of today’s version of MATLAB/SIMULINK is it has some updated and newly added toolboxes like Vehicle Dynamic Block set, Power Train Block set, Vehicle Communication toolbox, Motor Control toolbox, Embedded Coder, Simscape & Simscape Battery. All these tools are effectively useful for fulfilling the purpose of simulation of complete electric vehicle setup.
The tool, Simulink real time help to interface the software model to the target hardware for HIL, PIL simulation which provides benefits to the engineers for real time testing of system.