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Electric Car Sharing - a Solution for Urban Transport
Car Sharing is a new concept for urban transport in Eastern Europe and Romania is the first country that is going to integrate it.
Integration of electric cars in the car sharing system might be a real solution to convince individual users of the advantages of electric cars. They can drive and utilize the car without being the owner, and so they can see the advantages of driving a silent car, that offers practically the same opportunities as a combustion car for urban transport, is easy to drive and cheap to feed.
Car Sharing is a specific car-rental system giving access at any time, at decentralized stations. The access is controlled by modern electronic systems. Car Sharing is also a pay-as-you-drive system, encouraging people to think more carefully about their choice of modes and alternatives.
Electric Car Sharing Application
This is an electric vehicle designed to be utilized in Car-Sharing system in Bucuresti. The images presents the vehicle during the demonstration meeting at the workshop "EV-2003", held in Pitesti, Romania. Car Sharing is a new concept for urban transport in Central and Eastern Europe and Romania is the first country that is going to integrate it.
This prototype is based on a current production Romanian car. Its engine was substituted by an electric propulsion system: a DC motor, power converter and batteries. The prototype make use of the original transmission system - gearbox and clutch.
The actual solution was chosen according to some restrictions, including financial ones, and is in evaluation. The top speed of 60 km/h is not a discomfort for urban transport and the range is 80 km, that allows the user to drive one day ordinary routes in the city.
- DC rare earth permanent magnet motor: 10 kW continuous power @ 2000 rpm
- PWM-controlled IGBT transistors Electronic Drive
- Supply voltage: 180V DC (15 batteries VRLA 12V/66Ah each)
The experimental results show the following performances:
- Top speed: 60 km/h (150 kg load), 55 km/h (300 kg load)
Range: 80 km (2 hours drive @ 40 km/h average speed)