Assessment of the energy efficiency of the propulsion system in an electric vehicle: Methodology and first results

Juhani Laurikko, Kimmo Erkkilä

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    Abstract

    Total energy efficiency of an EV is dependent of multiple different parameters, some resulting from vehicle's design and characteristics of the system components, some from the driving environment and ambient conditions. This paper describes first assessment of the energy use and efficiency of an EV, converted from a normal ICE-driven car using mostly commercially available components. Test programme consisted of various driving cycles, as well as low ambient temperatures. Furthermore, efforts were made to separate the contribution of every system component to the overall efficiency. The results indicate that total energy efficiency is heavily dependent on type of driving - urban or highway. In addition, it was noted that low ambient temperature also deteriorate performance and efficiency.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable mobility revolution
    Subtitle of host publicationEVS 25, the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, Shenzhen, November 5 - 9, 2011; proceedings
    Place of PublicationBeijing
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS25 - Shenzhen, China
    Duration: 5 Nov 20109 Nov 2010

    Conference

    Conference25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS25
    Abbreviated titleEVS25
    CountryChina
    CityShenzhen
    Period5/11/109/11/10

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    Electric vehicles
    Propulsion
    Energy efficiency
    Railroad cars
    Temperature

    Keywords

    • HEV
    • PHEV
    • plug-in hybrid
    • fuel economy
    • cold ambient conditions

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    Laurikko, J., & Erkkilä, K. (2010). Assessment of the energy efficiency of the propulsion system in an electric vehicle: Methodology and first results. In Sustainable mobility revolution: EVS 25, the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, Shenzhen, November 5 - 9, 2011; proceedings Beijing.
    Laurikko, Juhani ; Erkkilä, Kimmo. / Assessment of the energy efficiency of the propulsion system in an electric vehicle : Methodology and first results. Sustainable mobility revolution: EVS 25, the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, Shenzhen, November 5 - 9, 2011; proceedings. Beijing, 2010.
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    Sustainable mobility revolution: EVS 25, the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, Shenzhen, November 5 - 9, 2011; proceedings. Beijing, 2010.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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    Laurikko J, Erkkilä K. Assessment of the energy efficiency of the propulsion system in an electric vehicle: Methodology and first results. In Sustainable mobility revolution: EVS 25, the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, Shenzhen, November 5 - 9, 2011; proceedings. Beijing. 2010