Conversion of IC Engine Driven Bike Into Electric Engine Driven Bike
1V.Thiyagarajan, Professor & HOD Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Trichy, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2V.Sekar, Principal, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Institute of Technology, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on January 22, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on February 12, 2013. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2013. | PP: 262-266 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2013. | Retrieval Number: C1039022313 /2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: India has large two wheelers for personal and private transportation and these two-wheeled vehicles are driven by IC engine. Around 1.3 million vehicles are sold per month. Out of these, 600,000 are motorbikes, 400,000 are scooters, 200,000 are mopeds and 150,000 are 3-wheelers. This gives a total of around 16 million 2 and 3 wheelers sold per year in India. Many of our cities and towns suffer from severe air pollution caused partly by the large number of 2 and 3 wheelers with inefficient and polluting engines. Also few millions of vehicles are scraped every year due to the condemned IC engines which goes for least price value. Rather, if we have a technology to recycle those vehicles for next 10 to 15 years that would enable the users to reuse their vehicles and decrease the massive manufacturing process and import/export of brand new vehicles produces a far greater impact, or carbon footprint, than running an older vehicle for many years. The technology is the conversion process of an internal combustion engine to an electric vehicle powered by batteries comprises many steps from choosing the vehicle, sizing a motor, and the type of batteries. By using an existing vehicle with this conversion technology, you are not only extending the life cycle of that unit, but saving the huge energy input of recycling, new parts production and new manufacturing. This paper takes an old, condemned motor bike of model 1997 and converts into an all-electric engine driven vehicle with a DC motor and lead acid batteries and explains the process of conversion.
Keywords: EV Conversion, Peukert’s Effect, Conversion Process, Vehicle Mechanics, Transmission Stages.