Influence of the road profile in different geographical areas of the Czech Republic to the operational parameters of the electric vehicle
Czech University of Life Science Prague, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Vehicles and Ground Transport, Kamýcká 129, CZ165 00 Prague, Czech Republic
The aim of this paper is to compare the operating parameters of the full-electric vehicle VW e-up! operated in two significantly different geographic areas of the Czech Republic. The first tested area was the lowland area in the vicinity of municipality Mělník; the second area was a hilly area near the municipality of Ústí nad Labem with frequent and very sharp altitude changes. During measurement, the operating parameters of the battery (voltage, level) and electric motor (instantaneous voltage and current) were recorded. The results show a surprisingly small difference in vehicle tank range in both compared regions because the recuperation in the hilly area was used very often. It is possible to conclude that these electric vehicles can be used for everyday commuting under conditions of different geographical areas.