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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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Electric Vehicle Performance and Consumption Evaluation

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ETEC, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2 Pleinlaan, B-1050 Brussel
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Laborelec, 125 Rodestraat, B-1630 Linkebeek
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(1), 30-37; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj6010030
Published: 29 March 2013
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In this article, the driving performance of two electric vehicles of the latest generation clean powertrain cars is evaluated. The vehicles under test are an electric Peugeot iOn, and an AGV electric version of the Ford Transit Connect. For different torque-speed operating conditions at wheel level, the vehicles are evaluated for their battery to wheel - electrical to mechanical - power conversion performance, with the help of chassis dynamometer testing. This generates an insight in the mapping of the consumption and efficiency value ranges for electric driving. The vehicles are also tested in real life on-road conditions, by following a pre-set representative track on public roads. Charging efficiency and consumption of auxiliaries is considered too. These tests give insight and realistic values to judge consumption, driving range and efficiency. With these results, further calculations and accurate simulations of realistic scenarios are possible
Keywords: electric vehicles; chassis dynamometer; energy efficiency electric vehicles; chassis dynamometer; energy efficiency
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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El Baghdadi, M.; De Vroey, L.; Coosemans, T.; Van Mierlo, J.; Foubert, W.; Jahn, R. Electric Vehicle Performance and Consumption Evaluation. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 30-37.

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