MATLAB Simulation of Impact of Different Vehicle Parameters on Electric Vehicle Range
Aditya Nigam1, Y. K. Bhateshvar2

1Aditya Nigam, Ashoka Society Arera Colony, Bhopal (M.P), India.
2Y. K. Bhateshvar, Ashoka Society Arera Colony, Bhopal (M.P), India.

Manuscript received on 12 September 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 September 2017 | Manuscript published on 30 September 2017 | PP: 28-36 | Volume-6 Issue-4, September 2017 | Retrieval Number: D1703096417©BEIESP
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Abstract: India has been a late market for automobiles; passenger cars were a luxury for the general Indian population until the last two decades. This has caused a rapid increase in the number of automobiles in India is the rise in the amount of pollutants and other harmful gases and the continuous and ever going quest to obtain the fossil fuels required to fulfil the need for the people and their automobiles. This paper mainly deals with the range simulation using MATLAB which is required for the retrofitting of normal vehicles to reduce their carbon footprint and fossil fuel consumption to hybrid or purely electrical vehicles which would be affordable and familiar in use to an average person and how different parameters can cause a variation in range of the electric vehicle. This paper deals how parameters like battery type, rolling resistance, drag coefficient, frontal area etc. affect the overall driving range of an electric vehicle.
Keywords: Range simulation, Weight of vehicle, Frontal area, Power consumption, Transmission efficiency, Rolling resistance.

Scope of the Article: Computer Science and Its Applications