Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV)
Yatheesha R. B1, Anarghya A2, Ranjith B. S3, Nitish Rao4
1Yatheesha R. B, Department of Mechanical, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
2Anarghya A, Department of Mechatronics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India.
3Ranjith B. S, Department of Mechanical, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India.
4Nitish Rao, Department of Mechatronics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India.
Manuscript received on September 22, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on October 12, 2014. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2014. | PP: 68-73  | Volume-4 Issue-1, October 2014. | Retrieval Number:  A3459104114/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: This paper describes the range extension of an electric vehicle. In this project, an Internal Combustion(IC) Engine is coupled to a Permanent Magnet Direct Current (PMDC) Motor and the generated electricity is used to charge the battery when the charge of the battery is very less through a charging circuit. It results in improved range, as the overall distance travelled per charge of the vehicle will increase and thus make it a viable proposition for daily commuting. Increased energy security, as the vehicle will not run on IC engine directly. This leads to lower consumption of fuel.
Keywords: Electric vehicle, Generator, Hybrid vehicle, PMDC motor, Range extension.