A comparative Study of 12 Electrically Assisted Bicycles

Jean-Marc Timmermans, Julien Matheys, Philippe Lataire, Joeri Van Mierlo, Jan Cappelle

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Abstract

A sample of 12 electric bicycles offered on the Belgian and Italian markets was the subject of a comparative quality and performance study. This sample contains electric bicycles of different price categories and with different drive technologies. This paper describes the test program that was used for the study and reveals the differences that were observed between the test samples. The electric bicycles were tested on the road in the Brussels region. An appreciation of the electric traction offered by the bicycle in different situations was given: electrical assistance at start, on a flat road, when riding uphill and when decelerating or braking with the bicycle. The vehicle s driving range under real driving conditions, was determined for the different electric bicycles. Also the electricity consumption when recharging the traction battery was measured and allowed to make an analysis of the cost for driving an electric bicycle. An environmental analysis (well-to-wheel) was made of the electric bicycles and put against the environmental impact of a thermal moped and an electric scooter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 24th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition
PublisherEVS 24
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2009
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameA comparative Study of 12 Electrically Assisted Bicycles

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • electric bicycle
  • environment
  • energy consumption
  • vehicle performance
  • light electric vehicle

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