Patent Number: 8,584,595

Title: Vehicle drive apparatus

Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicle drive apparatus configured to drive a vehicle includes a motor arranged on a bogie to drive a wheel, a cooling fan arranged to be rotatable integrally with a rotational shaft of the motor to cool the motor, a control device arranged under a floor of the body to face the bogie and configured to supply an electric power to the motor and control the motor, and a ventilation duct arranged between the motor and the control device and configured to guide a cooling wind blown by the cooling fan into the control device.

Inventors: Koyama; Taihei (Tachikawa, JP), Noda; Shinichi (Kawasaki, JP), Shiraishi; Shigetomo (Fuchu, JP), Yuuki; Kazuaki (Tokorozawa, JP), Misu; Daisuke (Fuchu, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: B61C 1/00 (20060101); B61C 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018