SIMULATION OF AN EXTENDED RANGE ELECTRIC VEHICLE USAGE IN A REAL ENVIRONMENT
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this paper the performance of an extended range electric vehicle (EREV) already available on the market is analysed through a simulation using MATLAB. A real route has been modelled. The route, 140 km, is longer than the majority of the daily travelling distance of the population in order to show how this vehicle is capable to cover the requirements of the drivers. The importance of an adequate recharge net for electric cars has been showed through the simulation of two different scenarios; the current scenario and a hypothetical future scenario where recharge points were available in all public parking. In this second scenario, the Opel Ampera has been capable to work fully in electric mode, reducing the CO 2 emissions 38%. An optimal management of the extender range of the car has been presented which reduce emissions 20%, reduce cost of the route 33%, and operating time of the range extender 30%, in the current scenario compared with the management made by the existed conduction modes of the car.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 142 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6317OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6317DiVA: diva2:545994
Subject / course
2012-06-20, G109, University of Skövde, Skövde, 09:00 (English)
Carlberger, Thomas, Ph.D.
Biel, Anders, Ph.D.