Performance evaluation and environmental analysis of an electrically assisted bicycle under real driving conditions

Paolo Iodice, Carmelina Abagnale, Massimo Cardone, Salvatore Strano, Mario Terzo, Giovanni Vorraro

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper describes the on-road test program that was used for a performance study and environmental analysis of an electrically assisted bicycle in the urban area of Naples. For this purpose, the vehicle was tested on different test tracks, cycling over 2000 km, and then making a general assessment about the driving behavior under real conditions. Based on the findings obtained during the different test samples, an appraisal of the electric traction offered by this bicycle on the driving comfort was evaluated for different conditions: electrical assistance at start, on a flat road and when riding uphill. The power requirements in different typical riding situations were also calculated: these results were estimated by experimental kinematic parameters that describe the driving dynamics collected during the real-life applications. An environmental analysis was made and also put against the environmental impact of a thermal moped.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2014 12th Bienniel Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791845837
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2014 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 25 Jul 201427 Jul 2014

Conference

ConferenceASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2014
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period25/07/1427/07/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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