This unique technology will rate motors and batteries and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will recommend the best drivetrain components for the Indian situation.
The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has developed a technology that rates electric vehicle motors and batteries and advises the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) on the best drivetrain components for the Indian scene. It is a unique method of its kind that standardizes electronic vehicles based on Indian drive-cycles.
Researchers are still not considering Indian drive-bicycles. Developed drive cycles do not focus on rural and urban drive cycles. The electric vehicles currently on the market do not take into account the different climatic conditions of India.
Currently, no OEM uses this technology and they are requesting drive-cycle data for Indian vehicles. This study hopes to create better and more efficient drivetrains based on different regions. It is also useful for start-ups. The goal of this study is to reduce emissions and reduce fuel consumption.
Led by Dr. Praveen Kumar, a researcher at the Electric Mobility Laboratory at IIT Guwahati, Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, IIT Guwahati focuses on the Indian climate situation for both rural and urban areas. They have developed a method to offer the best drivetrain to build. The drive-bikes developed by the IIT Guwahati team are unique and unmatched anywhere else.
An electronic drivetrain (a group of components that powers the drive wheel) developed in a humid region does not work similarly in dry NS cold environments. Therefore, OEMs are currently considering developing standard drive-bikes for Indian conditions.
This study has been published and contains an ISBN 978-93-5578-973-0. The company wants to expand the research into commercial vehicles working with OM so that they can create more efficient drivetrains that better adapt to different climates in India. Researchers are also working to develop this technology for four-wheelers as the current project focuses only on two-wheelers.