Comparing the Mass, Energy, and Cost Effects of Lightweighting in Conventional and Electric Passenger Vehicles

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Hofer, Johannes; Wilhelm, Erik; Schenler, Warren;
  • Publisher: International Centre for Sustainable Developmen of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
  • Journal: Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems,volume 2,issue 3 (issn: 1848-9257, eissn: 1848-9257)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.13044/j.sdewes.2014.02.0023
  • Subject: Passenger car | Light weighting | Economic growth, development, planning | Technology | Cost optimisation. | Weight reduction | Light weighting;Weight reduction;Passenger car;Electric vehicle;Energy use;Total cost;Cost optimisation | T | Energy use | Electric vehicle | Total cost | HD72-88
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In this work the effect of weight reduction using advanced lightweight materials on the mass, energy use, and cost of conventional and battery electric passenger vehicles is compared. Analytic vehicle simulation is coupled with cost assessment to find the optimal degree... View more
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