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Crashworthiness of Electric Vehicles

Mechanical engineering and system Course, Iwaki Meisei University, 5-5-1 Iino Chuodai, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551, Japan
Graduate Student, Iwaki Meisei, University
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4(1), 41-48;
Published: 26 March 2010
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This paper describes the crashworthiness of electric vehicles when the vehicle has alterations from a gasoline engine to an electric motor. The crashworthiness is dependent on the crushable length of the frame and the center of gravity. It is presumed that the transfer of the center of gravity has the disadvantage in a crash.
Keywords: Electric Vehicle; Crashworthiness; Compatibility; Safety Regulation Electric Vehicle; Crashworthiness; Compatibility; Safety Regulation
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Sakurai, T.; Suzuki, T. Crashworthiness of Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4, 41-48.

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