This paper introduces advanced power-electronic converter topologies for Electric Vehicles (EVs) using a four-phase DC/DC interleaved boost converter (FP-IBC) and a five-level T-type DC/AC multilevel converter. A comparison between the proposed topologies and other converter topologies is performed and discussed. The simulation results are analysed to evaluate the converters based on power loss calculations and harmonic analysis. The converters are studied at different switching frequencies and various loading conditions to reflect their effects on the converter losses. The results highlight the proposed converters' higher efficiency compared to other studied converter topologies in electric vehicle applications.

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Keywords DC/DC boost converter, Electric vehicles, multilevel converter, T5 converter
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Conference 12th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2015
Elsied, M., Salem, A., Oukaour, A., Gualous, H., Chaoui, H, Youssef, F.T., … Mohammed, O. (2015). Efficient Power-Electronic Converters for Electric Vehicle Applications. In 2015 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2015 - Proceedings. doi:10.1109/VPPC.2015.7352941