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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 as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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From Paper to Product: Engineering a 27,000 kg Fully Electric Mobile Railcar Mover in 6 Months

Institut du Véhicule Innovant, 25 Maisonneuve, St-Jerome, QC, Canada
LTS Marine, Ste-Catherine, QC, Canada
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(1), 69-77;
Published: 25 March 2016
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In this paper, the authors present the challenges & opportunities behind the engineering of a fully-electric mobile railcar mover. We present how building the right toolbox of simulation software, proper analysis and understanding of the duty cycle and usage of unconventional vehicles allows us to tap into their electrification potential. The authors showcase a step-by-step approach, from paper to product, simulation to assembly, of the challenges, opportunities, economic and environmental advantages of electrification. Finding the proper candidate for electrification is key – and we’ll show how we did it all in just 6 months. The end result is a fully electric railcar mover which outperforms its diesel counterpart in many aspects.
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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Daigneault, M.; Prigge, F.; Tellier, B. From Paper to Product: Engineering a 27,000 kg Fully Electric Mobile Railcar Mover in 6 Months. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 69-77.

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