Electric Bicycle Performance Testing and Driving Cycle Modeling

R.V. Stackhouse and Z. Dong (Canada)


Testing, modeling, electric bicycle, transportation


Battery powered electric bicycles and scooters, replacing the heavily polluting scooters with 2-cycle internal combustion engines, provide zero-emission transportation for many parts of the world. To facilitate the development of new electric bicycles, powered by battery or hydrogen fuel cells, new electric bicycle testing methods, a computerized electric bicycle testing facility, and standard bicycle driving cycle models for different regions of the world have been developed. Testing results on several representative electric bicycles are presented. This research is part of a research program that focuses on the development of fuel cell powered, low-speed electric vehicles, the modeling of their performance and costs, and the design optimization of the vehicle power system.

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