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Development and environment of new electric automobile, `Ecovehicle`; Shingata denki jidosha eko vehicle kaihatsu to kankyo

Abstract

This paper introduces history of the development of an electric automobile, `Ecovehicle`. It is provided with a high overall energy efficiency compared with an engine vehicle. The Ecovihicle is 1.2m in width, 3.3m in length, 2 seating capacities and 910kg in overall weight with serially connected 56 batteries of each 4V, 40Ah and having the total weight of 269kg. Its travel distance per charging is 130km at a speed of 80 k.p.h. This vehicle is capable of running with an energy of approximately one third as much as that of a light car. In addition, the vehicle is provided with polycrystal solar batteries placed on 0.6m{sup 2} area on the roof and spoiler generating 60W maximum. Assuming the annual duration of sunshine is 1,800 hours, charging is possible for 63kWh annually. Assuming the charging efficiency is 83%, charging is possible about seven times, which is an equivalent of travelling about 1,000km annually. The characteristics for example are the employment of brushless DC motor, use of energy saving switching element IGBT in order to realize a low level of loss in the inverter, in-wheel motor system, and storage of storage batteries in a hollow aluminum frame installed under the floor. 2  More>>
Authors:
Shimizu, H [1] 
  1. National Inst. for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba (Japan)
Publication Date:
Oct 27, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-9610295-
Reference Number:
SCA: 330300; 140600; 291000; PA: NEDO-96:915427; EDB-97:073381; SN: 97001782970
Resource Relation:
Conference: JSES/JWEA joint conference (1996), 1996 nendo nihon taiyo energy gakkai nihon furyoku energy kyokai godo kenkyu happyokai, Yamagata (Japan), 31 Oct - 1 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: 27 Oct 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of JSES/JWEA Joint Conference (1996); PB: 406 p.; Taiyo/furyoku energy koen ronbunshu (1996)
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; SOLAR CELLS; ROADWAY-POWERED ELECTRIC VEHICLES; POLYCRYSTALS; SILICON; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; INVERTERS; INVENTORIES; ELECTRIC MOTORS; DIRECT CURRENT; ENCAPSULATION; ENERGY CONVERSION; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; SWITCHES; TRANSISTORS
OSTI ID:
472720
Research Organizations:
Japan Solar Energy Society, Tokyo (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97744185; TRN: 96:915427
Availability:
Available from Japan Solar Energy Society, 44-14, Yoyogi 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan; OSTI as DE97744185
Submitting Site:
NEDO
Size:
pp. 1-5
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Shimizu, H. Development and environment of new electric automobile, `Ecovehicle`; Shingata denki jidosha eko vehicle kaihatsu to kankyo. Japan: N. p., 1996. Web.
Shimizu, H. Development and environment of new electric automobile, `Ecovehicle`; Shingata denki jidosha eko vehicle kaihatsu to kankyo. Japan.
Shimizu, H. 1996. "Development and environment of new electric automobile, `Ecovehicle`; Shingata denki jidosha eko vehicle kaihatsu to kankyo." Japan.
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title = {Development and environment of new electric automobile, `Ecovehicle`; Shingata denki jidosha eko vehicle kaihatsu to kankyo}
author = {Shimizu, H}
abstractNote = {This paper introduces history of the development of an electric automobile, `Ecovehicle`. It is provided with a high overall energy efficiency compared with an engine vehicle. The Ecovihicle is 1.2m in width, 3.3m in length, 2 seating capacities and 910kg in overall weight with serially connected 56 batteries of each 4V, 40Ah and having the total weight of 269kg. Its travel distance per charging is 130km at a speed of 80 k.p.h. This vehicle is capable of running with an energy of approximately one third as much as that of a light car. In addition, the vehicle is provided with polycrystal solar batteries placed on 0.6m{sup 2} area on the roof and spoiler generating 60W maximum. Assuming the annual duration of sunshine is 1,800 hours, charging is possible for 63kWh annually. Assuming the charging efficiency is 83%, charging is possible about seven times, which is an equivalent of travelling about 1,000km annually. The characteristics for example are the employment of brushless DC motor, use of energy saving switching element IGBT in order to realize a low level of loss in the inverter, in-wheel motor system, and storage of storage batteries in a hollow aluminum frame installed under the floor. 2 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.}
place = {Japan}
year = {1996}
month = {Oct}
}