A Simulation Study on Energy Consumption and Cost Analysis of Hybrid Electric Motorcycle
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications
Volume 6, Issue 4-1, July 2018, Pages: 1-8
Received: Mar. 10, 2018;
Accepted: Apr. 2, 2018;
Published: Aug. 8, 2018
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Nguyen Van Trang, Faculty of Vehicle and Energy Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Pham Tuan Anh, Faculty of Automotive Engineering, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Huynh Thinh, Faculty of Vehicle and Energy Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Recent years have seen the development of the hybrid electric motorcycle in order to reduce pollutant emissions and the fossil-fuel consumption of transportation. This paper presents a research of energy consumption and essential cost of innovative technology that is applied on two wheels motorcycle based on the platform of Honda Lead 110cc. The front wheel is replaced by a DC electric hub motor powered by lithium-ion battery. The rear wheel is driven by drive train integrated with a continuously variable transmission as its origin. Both of them are able to provide propulsion torque separately or simultaneously. Through simulations of vehicle driving range using popular driving cycles, it is demonstrated that there is considerable benefit in fuel economy. The plug – in hybrid structure without generator is effective choice to renovate a traditional motorcycle in traffic condition of Vietnamese cities. The fuel consumption of plug – in hybrid motorcycle can be 0.567 l/100 km less than original in case of rider only. The results show that performance characteristics of the plug – in hybrid motorcycle are likely to achieve the desired acceptance that original one currently achieve. This study offers a favorable support for further development of hybrid electric motorcycle.
Nguyen Van Trang,
Pham Tuan Anh,
A Simulation Study on Energy Consumption and Cost Analysis of Hybrid Electric Motorcycle, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications. Special Issue: Transportation Engineering Technology – Part IV.
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