On-road performance evaluation of the "WEB 1 advanced" short range, frequent charging electric micro bus

Thomas Pontefract, Kimiyoshi Kobayashi, Kazuaki Seki, Yushi Kamiya, Yasuhiro Daisho, Yu Saito, Shunsuke Takahashi

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Abstract

This paper reports on the development of the Waseda Electric micro Bus (WEB). The bus features a non-contact inductive power supply (IPS) system to enable rapid, safe and convenient charging. On-road tests were carried out to verify the practicality of the short range, rapid charging concept, and to determine improvements in environmental performance over a conventional bus. Across three different road tests, significant improvements of between 38% and 68% in CO2 emissions were found.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012
Pages596-605
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 May 62012 May 9

Publication series

Name26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012
Volume1

Conference

Conference26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period12/5/612/5/9

Keywords

  • Bus
  • EV (electric vehiclej
  • Lithium battery
  • Public transport
  • Wireless charging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Pontefract, T., Kobayashi, K., Seki, K., Kamiya, Y., Daisho, Y., Saito, Y., & Takahashi, S. (2012). On-road performance evaluation of the "WEB 1 advanced" short range, frequent charging electric micro bus. In 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012 (pp. 596-605). (26th Electric Vehicle Symposium 2012, EVS 2012; Vol. 1).