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Design of an aerodynamic green car
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Master Thesis about Green-Go is done in corporation with Eugene Tsui in Emeryville, California. The project duration was from sunny days in September of 2005 until rainy days in February of 2006. The goal of the theses has been to investigate existing electric cars, hybrids and develop a concept combination of electric car with all concerns on customer demands and to follow Eugene Tsui’s design. There are very few of the car companies producing totally electric cars, no companies producing aerodynamic electric cars for highways. Most of the produced electric cars are golf cars, or not classified for driving on highway. Several alternative hybrid cars are on the market, in a combination of gas- and electric engine or diesel- and electric engine. In traffic you will find all kinds of alternative electric cars. Most of them are rebuild cars with extra battery packs and electric engines. The problem with these electric cars is that they are not as aerodynamic as goal is for this project. A survey was composed for people who intend to buy an electric car. Many survey answers said, that they will need to have a second car for longer trips and also for transportation of large goods. The benchmark showed that none of the car producers offer totally electric car today. That means more news value and freedom in terms of overall shape. The concept car’s exterior design concerns aerodynamics and energy efficiency. From the aerodynamic point of view the concept keeps low profile on outgoing parts and keeps high profile on being a new car design. Solar cells charges batteries all the time to prevent total discharged batteries.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, Aerodynamics, cardesign, solar power, industrial design, hybrid
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-43779ISRN: LTU-EX--07/007--SELocal ID: 19cbbb04-4d97-4202-8288-73c9ecf6c3edOAI: diva2:1017020
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Ergonomic Design & Production Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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