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Applied Research in Electric Vehicles (EV)

Authors: Andy Bugeja, ,
  • Institute: Institute of Engineering and Transport
  • Symposium: Emerging Technology and Creative Innovation
  • Day: 2 , Session: 2 , Location: Auditorium
  • Session Type: Medium 15 min (Presentation of ongoing research developments and findings) , Start: 12:15 , End: 12:35

Abstract

The main idea is to prepare and implement the proper infrastructure and course material so that the student who is the central recipient of this research can profit from MCAST's courses and ultimately be better prepared to contribute to the highly emerging Electric Vehicle (EV) E-mobility (EM) sector.

This applied research will explore methods to convert a used electric car into an EV didactic jig intended to facilitate learning by students, and at the same time, they can have hands-on experience during their studies.

My research started with evaluating the components of the used Electric vehicle (EV) (REVA). The next stage is to restore the parts that are needed for the EV jig.

Who Will Benefit:

The EV Didactic Jig (EVDJ) shall enhance students' learning experience and help them better understand the principle of operation of EVs. Lecturers may use the EV didactic modules to demonstrate the experimental process in an EV system and explain theoretical principles during their lectures. The EVDJ will ease the demonstration of the maintenance, troubleshooting faults, and effectively doing repairs on an actual EV.

The jig shall have a clear vision of the components within the EV and, at the same time, optimize space. Therefore, panels and features that are not relevant to the operation of the EV will be removed, and the jig will include the required operator's controls, a charging unit, a battery and an electric motor with the controller. Options will be explored on how to demonstrate to students the energy recovery system in an EV.