Electric Vehicle driven by Supercapacitor: Case Study the Possibility of Investing in the Establishment

DOI: 10.14416/j.ind.tech.2022.06.004

Authors

  • Prasit Phoosomma Department of Electrical Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Dhonburi Rajabhat University
  • Prayut Nisapakul Department of Electrical Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Dhonburi Rajabhat University
  • Wolawit Leelawan Department of Industrial Management Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Dhonburi Rajabhat University

Keywords:

Supercapacitor, Electric Vehicle, Establishment

Abstract

The concept of employing supercapacitors for electric vehicles is discussed in this paper. The design of the supercapacitor capacity is optimized and can be used in a four-seater electric vehicle with a total weight of 480 kg for driving on the roads around Dhonburi Rajabhat University, Samut Prakan to serve students between the school building 4 and the building library. The results showed that supercapacitors utilized as the power supply for electric vehicles have a maximum efficiency of 97.06%. It takes 315 s to traverse 1100 m at an average speed of 12.57 km/h. The minimal voltage at which the supercapacitor cut-off the power supply is 30.10 V. Every time the vehicle returns to the building, the vehicle must be recharged. The ability to drive electric vehicles with a supercapacitor at distances adequate for the supercapacitor's capacitance is satisfactory. The break-even point for employing supercapacitors instead of batteries to power electric vehicles is 127 days.

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Published

2022-06-27

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บทความวิจัย (Research article)