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Basic Research on an Electric Bus System Charged Quickly at Every Bus Stop Using Green Energy (Demonstration Experiment Using EV Converted Minivan)

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Takeshi Kawashima

Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan

Paper No. DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8666, pp. 583-590; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8666
From:
  • ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference
  • Volume 3: Renewable Energy Systems; Robotics; Robust Control; Single Track Vehicle Dynamics and Control; Stochastic Models, Control and Algorithms in Robotics; Structure Dynamics and Smart Structures; Surgical Robotics; Tire and Suspension Systems Modeling; Vehicle Dynamics and Control; Vibration and Energy; Vibration Control
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, October 17–19, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4531-8
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME

abstract

In a sustainable city, public transportation is prohibited from emitting greenhouse gasses. To reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, a vehicle running on electric power generated from a green energy source is optimal because it does not emit carbon dioxide. With this goal in mind, we propose a public transport system consisting of electric buses that are quickly charged intermittently at every bus stop using electric power generated from green energy sources. Such a system resolves the problem of low mileage per charge for heavy batteries. This system would also be able to effectively use low-density and widely available solar energy for generating power at bus stops that are widely distributed throughout a city. In this paper, we first introduce an electric bus system that is rapidly charged at every bus stop using electric power generated from green energy sources. We then report results of a demonstration experiment using an EV converted minivan, which allows changing the number of passengers.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME

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