Development of a micro-hybrid system for a three-wheeled motor taxi

T. Hofman, S.G. Tas, van der, W. Ooms, E.W.P. Van Meijl, B. M. Laugeman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition 2009, EVS 24
Pages1762-1770
Number of pages9
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event24th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS 2009) - Stavanger, Norway
Duration: 13 May 200916 May 2009
Conference number: 24
http://www.evs24.org/

Publication series

NameWorld Electric Vehicle Journal
Number1
Volume3
ISSN (Print)2032-6653

Conference

Conference24th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS 2009)
Abbreviated titleEVS 2009
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityStavanger
Period13/05/0916/05/09
Other"Towards Zero Emission"
Internet address

Keywords

  • Auto-rickshaw
  • Battery
  • Control optimization
  • Electric machine
  • Hybrid electric propulsion system
  • System design optimization

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