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The Application of NIMH Batteries in a Light-Duty Electric Vehicle

Published Online: 16 May 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 116 (2019) - Issue 1 (January 2019)
Page range: 197 - 221
Received: 18 Dec 2018
Journal Details
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2353-737X
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20 May 2020
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1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This article presents the results of experimental tests and simulations of a light-duty electric vehicle, in which the original lead-acid battery pack was replaced with a lightweight pack of nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) batteries, which enabled a significant increase to the vehicle’s load capacity. The research was mainly focused on the aspect of electricity consumption and prediction of the range of the vehicle equipped with a new battery pack. The operation of a vehicle with total weights of 500 kg and 740 kg was analysed. Recorded vehicle speed waveforms were used to simulate vehicle motion in the Matlab/Advisor environment. The experiments showed a reduction in the specific energy consumption of a vehicle of lower weight, while simulation tests showed good compliance of the results of electricity consumption with experiments in relation to both the considered total vehicle weights.

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