Performance measurements for speed pedelecs

Nikolaas Van den Steen, Bert Herteleer, Lieselot Vanhaverbeke, Jan Cappelle

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The speed pedelec provides new opportunities for the Flemish commuter, with a higher limited assistance speed
up to 45 km/h compared to the 25 km/h of the normal e-bike. In an attempt to objectively compare seven different
speed pedelec models, based on limited measurements and measurement tools, this paper discusses the
preliminary results of performance testing within two criteria: assistance speed and braking distance. Results
indicate that there is a large variety between the assistance speeds and assistance levels of the speed pedelecs,
and measuring braking distances with limited measuring tools proves to be challenging.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2021
EventThe 34th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition - Nanjing, China
Duration: 25 Jun 202128 Jun 2021


ConferenceThe 34th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition
Abbreviated titleEVS34
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  • vehicle performance
  • bicycle
  • light vehicles
  • electric vehicle
  • EV
  • braking
  • speed pedelec


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