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Electric Tricycle for Commercial Transportation

Arinze, David and Adelakun, A. and Etukudor, Christie and Ajayi, F. (2016) Electric Tricycle for Commercial Transportation. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

The paper analyses the design of an electric solarpowered tricycle for use as a commercial means of transportation. The tricycle uses an electric brushless direct current motor connected to the rear wheels of the tricycle using the chain and sprocket mechanism. This motor is powered by direct current from the battery bank. The battery bank is charged via a solar PV system directly installed on the roof of the tricycle. This enables the panel to charge the battery bank while the tricycle is in motion. The tricycle also employs the regenerative braking system which also charges the battery every time the brake is initiated. If effectively deployed, an estimated 32tonnes of CO2 emissions is calculated to be the CO2 savings effected by this energy system annually. Conclusively, this paper addresses the need to provide a sustainable and affordable solution to commercial passenger transportation in developing countries of the world.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar powered; tricycle; electric tricycle; research paper; direct current motor
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 09:30
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 09:30
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6723

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