Proceedings of the 21th international battery, hybrid and fuel cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition
The international battery, hybrid and fuel cell Electric Vehicle Symposium edition:21 location:Monaco date:2-5 April 2005
The ranking of Electrically Power Assisted Cycles remains difficult even after extensive testing. In this paper a personalized judgement tool is presented. After all, the user’s satisfaction doesn’t only depend on the bicycle itself, but also on the way the cyclist likes to use his vehicle. A simulation program has been developed to link the performance of an electric bicycle to a typical drivecycle of its user. The performance is measured by means of a test bench and visualized in a 3D plot and a contourplot of the assistance strategy. This paper shows the results of the simulations for a typical user cycle and for 5 different E-PACs available on the European market.