Calculation Tool to Estimate the Energy Capacity for an Electric Postal Delivery Bicycle

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

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Abstract

A clear interest for light electric post delivery vehicles exists among the European postal operators. In
particular electrically assisted bicycles for postal delivery seem to have a high market potential. An alternative method
has been developed to estimate the required energy to perform a certain journey or postal distribution round. This
alternative calculation method uses a set postal mission parameters (trip length, payload, number of stops etc.) as an input.
This calculation method was employed in a calculation tool that can be utilized to estimate the required energy of the
battery pack in case of an electric postal bicycle. The calculation tool allows forecasting the performance of a specific
configuration of the electric drive train for an electric postal delivery bicycle. The calculation tool will allow each postal
organization to compose their postal electric bicycles, corresponding to their specific needs and will allow them matching
and optimizing the distribution rounds to the capacity of electric postal delivery bicycles
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium
EditorsChina Shenzhen
PublisherEVS 25
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2010
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameThe 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium

Conference

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

Bibliographical note

Shenzhen, China

Keywords

  • electric bicycle
  • postal delivery
  • battery electric vehicle
  • calculation tool

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