Electric Vehicles (EVs) are continuing to grow their share of total vehicle sales as consumers, companies, and governments prioritize automotive electrification. Types of EVs include hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Today, EVs commonly use an ac permanent magnet or ac induction motor. A traction inverter is a critical drivetrain element required to convert the dc current available from the battery pack to a variable frequency ac current. In addition, it acts as a rectifier to regenerate the energy from motor to the battery pack during braking.
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