MAKING CAREER IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

AZUKO IS MAKING ELECTRIC VEHICLE. JOIN AZUKO.

OUR JOURNEY HAS STARTED, WE ARE MAKING SOMETHING UNIQUE!

Azuko believes in working on most advanced technologies. We have formed a team of industrial experts to work on different components, like battery pack, controller/driver, electric motor, power train, control systems, body, and other components to make full fledged electric vehicle. We are making something unique. Wait for our product launch to know more about Azuko EV and its solution.

WHY EV IN PLACE OF PETROL/DIESEL VEHICLES?

Compared to 15-20% efficiency of petrol/diesel vehicles, the electric vehicle gives 69-72% efficiency. And the EV efficiency is going up, day-by day.

High Efficiency

Unlike petrol or diesel vehicles, nothing is burnt inside an EV. The vehicle gets the power from batteries which creates ZERO local pollution to run the vehicles. 

Zero Local Pollution

EECA (New Zealand) found the EV running cost to be only 15% of running cost of a petrol vehicle. Means, spend only 75 paise in place of 5 Rs/km to run an EV car!

Low Running Cost

Electric vehicles have simpler design, less number of components, less number of moving parts, less items to maintain, and therefore, less maintenance cost.

Low Maintenance

WHAT IS THE EV TECHNOLOGY? HOW IT WORKS? 

ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

Primarily EVs have electric batteries to provide power to the vehicle. Motor in an EV takes electric power from the batteries and converts it in to mechanical power to drive the vehicle. These batteries and motors are controlled by electronics devices called BMS (battery management system) and Controller. Its simple and efficient!

Overall there are following major components in an EV:

  1. Battery – Battery is the power house of an EV. The capacity, charge/discharge rate, lifecycle, etc. are critical to make an high performance EV, It is most focused area of research and development across the globe

  2. Battery management system (BMS) – An electronic device to control the amount of electricity to be given to each and every battery and also to control the amount of electricity to be drawn from the batteries. It also monitors the health of batteries and perform load balancing between them.

  3. Motor – This is main driving component of the EV. It operates at above 90-98% efficiency. World is focusing to make it even better by making it more robust, light weight, sound proof, etc.

  4. Controller – It is heart of the EV. It controls entire EV, in terms of need of power verses speed, giving commands to BMS to manage batteries, working on cooling needs, etc. Smart EV will need smart controllers.

  5. Regenerative braking – It is another smart solution used in the EV. When we apply mild brake then it converts kinetic energy in to electrical energy and recharges the batteries.

  6. Charger – There are slow, fast, and rapid chargers. The timing varies from 12 hours to 30 minutes. The rating varies from 3 kW to 120kW. Latest charging was achieved in 6 minutes in lab conditions and we intend to achieve 1 minute charging condition. It will be a game changer for success of the EV. 

 

​Apart from above core areas of work, there are more specialized areas of work, for example, vehicle body (to be made with sheet metal and plastics), vehicle dynamics (body structure, chassis, suspension systems, steering, braking, etc.), Connectivity (IOT solutions for mobile monitoring and controlling), low voltage circuits (lights, indicators, horns, etc.), climate control (air conditioning), seating, safety, etc, Once you start working in the EV industry hen you will align yourself to one of the above areas to work in the EV industry. As of now, begin the journey while being open to all of them. every area is wide and having lots of opportunities.

HOW IS THE FUTURE ?

Simple answer is - THIS IS THE FUTURE!

Look at the projection given by BloombergNEF in 2019. Buses are already in use, as you must have noticed in bigger cities. Light commercial vehicles are next in line, you might have noticed large EV orders placed by OLA. Next growing segment is passenger vehicles, which will grow fast as soon as the EV delivery is started and people get experience and benefits. Huge demand is on the way. You must plan for it, as Azuko has already ventured into it. 

HOW CAN I MAKE EXCITING CAREER IN EV?

If you are a Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, or Mechatronics engineer then you can make your career in EV Industry. We believe in practical based learning. Since Azuko is making its own electric vehicle to be launched in market, it gives access to suitable students to work on Azuko EV projects. This opportunity is given to only those students who are enthusiastic, can assist core product development team, and complete all activities on time. Azuko is probably the only EV company in the India who is giving access of EV technology directly to its students.

WHAT SHOULD I LEARN?

Below are the topics we advice you to learn. It covers good Indian and international courses. Additionally, there are few topics which are not available in any course but Azuko has added to make is suitable for the EV industry.

  • Basics of Electric Vehicle

    • What are Electric Vehicles

    • Technology Involved

    • Types of Electrified Vehicles

    • Electric vs Hybrid vs Fuel Cell

    • Definitions and Abbreviations

    • Common Terminology

  • Components of Electric Vehicles

    • Overview of Electric Machines

    • Overview of Batteries

    • Super capacitors

    • Power Electronics

  • Basics of Electic Motors

    • Induction motors

    • Synchronous motors

    • Torque production characteristics

    • Electrical motor topologies and operations principles: radial, axial and transversal flux motors

    • Torque production and characteristics of induction, permanent magnet and reluctance motors

    • Motor controller

  • Basics of Batteries

    • Types of High voltage batteries and selection criteria

    • Power & Energy Density

    • The most common battery chemistries

  • Basics of converters

    • DCDC converters

    • Variable frequency supply

    • Switching and control

    • The embedded design of the converters

  • Charging of Electric Vehicles

    • Overview of charging

    • Requirements for charging infrastructure

    • Types of charging

    • Global Standards

  • Battery Management System (BMS)

  • Data communication systems in EV

  • Control systems in EV

  • High voltage and low voltage circuits

  • Vehicle traction (propulsion) and Power Train

    • Understanding Power & Energy

    • Propulsion Force & Range

    • Auxiliary drive system

    • Drive cycles

    • Electric Motors & Controls

    • Range and Power Calculations

    • Power Electronics

    • Specification of the electrical vehicle in concordance with driving cycle and range requirements.

  • Regenerative Braking

  • Thermal Issues in Batteries

    • Cooling systems

    • Challenges and resolutions

  • Operations of EV

  • Applications of EV

    • Buses or trucks

    • Passenger cars

    • Two wheelers

    • Others (3 wheelers, excavators, earth moving machines, etc.)

  • Review of existing designs

  • Current EV adaption in India

  • Global EV adaption and progress

  • Simulation and Analysis of EV

    • Electrical vehicle design and design evaluation using the computational model. 

    • Refinement of the electrical vehicle powertrain model for the design power transmission efficiency assessment.

  • Safety and protection

  • Tests and exercises - Theory test and computer based exercises throughout the course

 

I AM A MECHANICAL GUY. HOW SHOULD I PROCEED?

Electrical vehicles will have a big share from mechanical engineering field. Traditionally transportation industry belongs to mechanical engineers. They are the best community to understand and control the dynamics of a vehicles in terms of need or power (torque verses speed), structural stability, safety solutions, environment control, maneuvering, and so on. Electric Vehicle industry has following expectations from a mechanical engineer:

Minimum expectation:

  • Complete understanding of an Electric Vehicle

  • AutoCAD for the drafting of various design elements and components, and

  • Latest 3D modelling software prevailing in market, like CATIA/NX

Advanced career options can be chosen from any of the following:

  • Advisor or equivalent tools for power train simulation

  • Sheet metal domain knowledge for structural parts

  • Plastic domain knowledge for internal/external trims and many components

  • CAE (analysis) of engine, structural and other components

 

Azuko advices a mechanical engineer to begin with fulfilling the minimum expectations and then choose advanced career path based on your experience and interest.

HOW ELECTRICAL GUYS CAN PLAN THEIR CAREER? 

Electrical engineers are expected to work on the core of the electric vehicle, that is batteries and motors with help of controlling devices (BMS and Controller) and wires. Electric Vehicle industry has following expectations from an electrical engineer:

Minimum expectation:

  • Complete understanding of an Electric Vehicle

  • AutoCAD for the drafting of electric vehicle electrical layout, and

  • Wire harnessing and routing on latest tools like CREO/CATIA

Advanced career options can be chosen from any of the following:

  • Motor technologies

  • Battery technologies

  • Regenerative braking design

  • Charging systems

 

Azuko advices an electrical engineer to begin with fulfilling the minimum expectations and then choose advanced career path based on your experience and interest.

HOW ELECTRONICS GUYS CAN MAKE THEIR CAREER?

Electronics engineers have a critical role to play the Electric vehicle industry. The electronic system controls the entire electric vehicle. It controls motor, its torque (power), speed, functioning (forward or revers) and so on. It controls the batteries through BMS (battery management system) which is also an electronics components. Electric Vehicle industry has following expectations from an electronics engineer:

Minimum expectation:

  • Complete understanding of an Electric Vehicle

  • Python or equivalent OOPS high level programming language

  • Embedded C programming

Advanced career options can be chosen from any of the following:

  • BMS Design

  • Controller design

 

Azuko advices an electronics engineer to begin with fulfilling the minimum expectations and then choose advanced career path based on your experience and interest.

HOW COMP/IT GUYS CAN MAKE CAREER IN EV?

Electric vehicles are smart vehicles. IOT is effectively being used in the same. You must have seen the control systems of Tesla vehicles which are controlled remotely as well. Those are IOT solutions. You can create wonderful solutions for the electric vehicle industry. Electric Vehicle industry has following expectations from a computer science graduate or IT engineer:

Minimum expectation:

  • Complete understanding of an Electric Vehicle

  • Good grip on IOT solutions

 

Azuko advices a computer science graduate or IT engineer to begin with fulfilling the minimum expectations and then plan for next level based on any innovative idea they may have. World is moving towards autonomous vehicles, can you add something to it? I am sure you can, just you need to begin the journey!

HOW DO I JOIN THIS EXCITING JOURNEY?

DO I NEED TO RELOCATE TO PUNE? ANY ONLINE COURSE AVAILABLE?

Azuko believes in learning while making the vehicle by your own hands. It can happen in coworking environment which should comprise of different types of engineers ( at least Electrical, Mechanical, and Electronics). Azuko attempts to accumulate bright students from all over India to come together for such joint team activities. Such practical education can only happen in person, that is at Azuko premise, where we may supervise you as well as guide you on every step.

 

Azuko attracts students from outside Maharashtra, for example Meghalaya, Assam, Orrisa, Andhra, in fact all over India. We invite outside Pune students to relocate to Pune for this wonderful journey of learning latest technology. Here, at Pune, we are friendly people, city is welcoming in nature, food is good and the climate is wonderful (recently Pune was identified as most livable city of India). Read more about Living in Pune by clicking on this link. Feel free to talk to us for any question you may have.

 

Learn, make, test, modify, and expertise to the core of the EV industry. It's your turn now!

 

All the Best!

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