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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Development of a Micro-Hybrid System for a Three-Wheeled Motor Taxi

(corresponding author), Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(3), 572-580; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3030572
Published: 25 September 2009
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In large cities in Asia and Africa millions of auto-rickshaws offer their taxi-services. At the same time these three-wheelers cause severe air-pollution and produce large amounts of green house gasses (carbon dioxide). The goal of the research presented in this paper is to develop a compact, robust and affordable hybrid system in order to significantly reduce the fuel consumption and emissions of auto-rickshaws. A Bajaj RE auto-rickshaw equipped with a two-stroke engine is imported from India into The Netherlands and tested on a dynamo meter regarding fuel consumption and emissions on a representative drive cycle. A fully-automated, easy-to-mount, compact and affordable micro-hybrid system has been developed with which the fuel consumption and CO2-emissions are significantly reduced (21%) and the driver’s comfort is increased.
Keywords: Hybrid Electric Propulsion System; Battery; Control Optimization; System Design Optimization; Electric Machine; Auto-rickshaw Hybrid Electric Propulsion System; Battery; Control Optimization; System Design Optimization; Electric Machine; Auto-rickshaw
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Hofman, T.; Van der Tas, S.; Ooms, W.; Van Meijl, E.; Laugeman, B. Development of a Micro-Hybrid System for a Three-Wheeled Motor Taxi. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 572-580.

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