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The Lion Electric Co. aspires to optimize their vehicles’ performance and maintain their avant-garde status in the market.

One means of achieving this goal is to reduce the cycle time between design conceptualization and performance validation.

Challenge:

The Lion Electric Co. – the leading electric school bus manufacturer in North America – aspires to optimize their vehicles’ performance and maintain their avant-garde status in the market. One means of achieving this goal is to reduce the cycle time between design conceptualization and performance validation. To that end, The Lion Electric Co. seeks a numerical analysis solution that facilitates digital modelling and simulation and rapidly correlates physical test results with a high degree of accuracy.

Services Provided:

Maya HTT, along with Siemens PLM, collaborated with The Lion Electric Co. to identify an appropriate software solution for their numerical analysis needs, namely AMESIM, and to launch a pilot project to assess the application’s functionality. The Lion Electric Co. also consulted with the Maya HTT technical team who subsequently used AMESIM to create a digital model of a battery at the customer site.

Benefits:

“At The Lion Electric Co., we are at a strategic and technological turning point where we need to ensure not only that we are using the best tools available on the market but also that we are working with the best partners, such as Maya HTT and Siemens PLM. The selection of AMESIM for modelling and simulation will allow us to become more performant and predictive… [and] to remain innovative. This investment will allow our R&D department to improve our vehicle performance while reducing physical test phases and reducing costs.”

Hugues Beaudry, Vice-president Product Development

 

“The AMESIM software solution will allow us to validate different approaches and scenarios very early [in the design cycle], more precisely, various physical phenomena that are coupled together, and that evolve with time, such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, thermal, motion, vibration, etc. We need to integrate numerous systems and elements, for example, electric motors, batteries, and heat exchangers, as well as sub-systems for lighting, dashboards, windshield wipers, doors, HVAC, etc. This necessitates testing a variety of scenarios and options to validate for security, consumption, performance, as well as passenger comfort.”

Bruno Pilon, Engineering Director

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