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Modeling and Simulation of an Electric Scooter Driven by a Single-Phase Induction Motor

By C. Sukcharoen and T. Kulworawanichapong


Abstract:- An electric vehicle driven by DC motors has been widely used for several applications. In this paper, replacement of the DC motor by a single-phase induction motor on the electric vehicle is proposed. Low cost and less maintenance make the single-phase induction motor more impressive although a complicated inverter onboard the vehicle is required. This paper investigates this possibility through a whole system of electric vehicle movement simulation. The whole system simulation consists of three main parts: 1) power supply interface 2) motor performance calculation and 3) vehicle movement simulation. The electric scooter of 0.26 kW rating was employed for test. As a result, a single-phase induction motor showed ability to drive an electric scooter carrying with 80-kg load at almost constant speed of 20 kph

Topics: Key-Words, Electric Scooter, Single-phase Induction Motor, Battery, Speed Control, Vehicle Movement
Year: 2014
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