b'Automotive | Engineer InnovationSiemens Digital Industries Softwarewell as its integration into the overall solution enables Lion Electric tovehicle. Raphael Ouellet, who is the deliver a more reliable product at thepowertrain product engineer on the start of production Lion Electric engineering team, explains expectations are set at two levels: First, Seeking more sustainablein the case of a battery-powered urbanizationvehicle, a subsystem analysis is required According to the United Nations,to have a precise view on how the drive urbanization is growing rapidly. Bycycles and charging scenarios would 2030, the world is projected to have 41affect the batterys capability to develop megacities with 10 million or morethe appropriate thermal management inhabitants. More people means moresolutions, and identify coolant-flow cars on the road and more air pollutionbalancing in cooling-heating loops to as transportation represents one-thirdoptimize overall thermal management. of pollutant emissions. It also meansSecondly, from early development at there is a limit to the number of cars thethe vehicle level we expect to be able to infrastructure will be able toassess the overall vehicle performance accommodate, which is why it is soover real drive cycles in order estimate a important to develop sustainable massrealistic range.transportation solutions.Rapidly developing a robust electric Thats one of the reasons why thepowertrainleaders from the worlds largest cities,These considerations need to be representing 650 million people,understood at the beginning of the decided to create the C40 Cities Climateproduct development process. This Leadership Group to tackle climateenables Lion Electric to avoid recalls at change and drive urban action thatthe start of the production because of reduces greenhouse gas emissions anddesign errors, which could affect the congestion. They are pledging tosafety of the vehicle but also implies procure only zero-emission buses byadditional costs and increased time-to-2025, which they hope will lead tomarket. Then, to develop a battery and green and healthy fossil-fuel-freeassess its performance once integrated streets. into the complete vehicle early in the development cycle, the Lion Electric Enhancing the overall quality of lifeengineering team chose Siemens Digital From its founding in 2011, the goal ofIndustries Softwares Simcenter the Lion Electric Co., has been toAmesim system simulation software.provide sustainable public transportation. The firm, which isLion Electric started from scratch headquartered in Saint-Jrme,modeling its battery design and thermal Quebec, Canada, designs, engineersmanagement. They were initially and manufactures all-electric schoolsupported by Maya HTT, an engineering buses, midi/minibuses for special needsservice company, who provided support and urban transit as well as urbanand expertise to model the battery and trucks. The firm believes transitioning tohelp Lion through the iteration process all-electric vehicles will lead to majoruntil an optimized solution was found.improvements in our society,They started designing the cells and all environment and overall quality of life. the thermal exchanges of the cells first with the aluminum box, and then Taking on new engineeringwithin the overall environment of the challenges in product developmentbattery.Developing an electric-powered bus presents new and challengingUsing Simcenter Amesim to reproduce engineering considerations, such as thethe thermal exchanges within the thermal management of the battery asbattery and the forced-air cooling The LionC5'