Assessing the Energy Efficiency of an Electric Car

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2021.1.A1-A13

  • František Synák
  • Matej Kučera
  • Tomáš Skrúcaný
Keywords: electric car, energy efficiency, emissions, road traffic

Abstract

Electric car does not supply all the electric energy, obtained from the electric network, to the wheels in the form of mechanical energy. During such a transformation, a part of this energy is lost. The article endeavours to determine the energy efficiency of selected electric car. The electric car used for measurements is not from the batch production since that is a vehicle designed at University of Zilina. The efficiency has been observed while driving under the conditions of amended methodology of New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The measured value of electric car's efficiency is being analyzed from the energy consumption, as well as emission production, points of view.

Author Biographies

František Synák

Department of Road and Urban Transport, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

Matej Kučera

Department of Measurement and Applied Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

Tomáš Skrúcaný

Department of Road and Urban Transport, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia

Published
2021-01-04
How to Cite
František Synák, Matej Kučera, & Tomáš Skrúcaný. (2021). Assessing the Energy Efficiency of an Electric Car. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 23(1), A1-A13. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2021.1.A1-A13
Section
Operation and Economics in Transport