Energy economy analysis of the G-Wiz: a two-year case study based on two vehicles
journal contributionposted on 10.11.2011, 10:01 by Anita Chaudhari, Rob Thring
This paper presents the data recorded from two G-Wiz Reva electric vehicles (EVs) over a period of two years and approximately 8000km on each vehicle. The analysis of the vehicle data demonstrates that the range of the vehicle obtained for a certain state-of-charge (SOC) drop was not consistent. The results show that the main factor affecting the available range was irregular vehicle usage. The recharge energy consumption patterns of the vehicle were identified and it was demonstrated that infrequent vehicle usage increased energy consumed by the vehicle. A maximum range of 66.8km was achieved when the vehicle was regularly used, but this fell to 42.8km when it was infrequently used. The energy economy when the vehicle was regularly used was 8.3 km/kWh. Additionally, the analysis results identify the need to determine discharge rate of the vehicle batteries to determine the precise effects on the available range and energy consumption of the vehicle.
- Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
- Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering