Adams for eMobility

While the shift to electric is primarily motivated by environmental and sustainability concerns, it opens up several opportunities and challenges for vehicle dynamics optimization.

Electric vehicle development requires interactions between additional integrated sub-systems (battery pack, power electronics, electric drive, etc.) to be understood and optimized. These additional sub-systems result in an expanded set of design parameters related to hardware configuration, component sizing, and control schemes and pose a significant vehicle design challenge. Any change to a particular vehicle attribute could impact other attributes at the component, sub-system, or system level. If these are not identified and resolved early on in the development cycle, expensive last-minute changes could become necessary. Compounding this development challenge is the unavailability of complete vehicle prototypes till later in the design cycle.

Adams Car allows users to create complete virtual vehicle prototypes of electric vehicles. Users can run these prototypes through multiple open and closed-loop vehicle events and scenarios. Using this approach, engineers can perform the same tests they usually run in a test lab or on a test track virtually. All this in a fraction of the time and without the need for a physical prototype.



  • Template-based approach to facilitate vehicle model building and configuration management
  • Driver-focused vehicle events to replicate real-world operational scenarios
  • Virtual instrumentation to measure vehicle responses and gather design insight
  • Open and extensible framework for customization and 3rd party integration


Simulate and optimize EV behavior across different operating scenarios

Validate your EV control schemes with high fidelity plant models

Virtual test bed to analyze EV technologies and mechanisms such as regenerative braking and Torque Vectoring

Getting started

Watch this set of workshops to learn about vehicle modeling techniques and enabled solutions:

  • Workshop 1 - Introduction to EV Modeling in Adams
  • Workshop 2 - Integrating with Electric Motor Control Systems using Adams Mechatronics
  • Workshop 3 - Regenerative Braking
  • Workshop 4 - Hybrid Vehicle torque vectoring control