One of the hottest issues concerning the electric mobility is the motor efficiency. Concerning this, a study involves the University of Perugia, in the context of a graduation course in industrial engineering. The research programme involves also professors of triennial and master graduation courses in Industrial Engineering in Terni, as well as Genesi Energia company, operating in the sector of the electric mobility engineering and of manufacturing, stocking and use of electric energy from renewable sources.
The study provides for activities of modelling and experimental analysis in electric mobility applications and the creation of predictive models for the assessment of the charge efficiency and of autonomy depending on the mileage. Such predictive models, combined with experimental checks, will be applied on Renault Zoe electric car, made available by Genesi Energia.
«The analysis of efficiency and energy dispersion of the new electric mobility – explained prof. Ermanno Cardelli, director of the Engineering department of University of Perugia – is a still unexplored field that will be fundamental to work at the implementation of the distribution networks of electric energy on roads. Moreover, the research provides for the design and the implementation of a prototype of electric quadricycle with pedal assistance with photovoltaic panels on board: the design of the super light frame, combined with renewable energy sources on board, will allow achieving theoretically unlimited autonomy in day travels».