Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-22327
Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: BICAR : urban light electric vehicle
Authors: Dennig, Hans-Jörg
Burri, Adrian
Ganz, Philipp
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-65843-4_12
10.21256/zhaw-22327
Published in: Small Electric Vehicles
Page(s): 157
Pages to: 166
Issue Date: 22-Apr-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-030-65842-7
978-3-030-65843-4
Language: English
Subjects: Mobilität; Shared mobility; L2e; Light electric vehicle (LEV); Cradle to cradle; Solar cell; Urban transport
Subject (DDC): 629: Aeronautical, automotive engineering
Abstract: This paper describes the technical features of the light electric vehicle (L2e-category) named BICAR. This specially designed vehicle is an all-in-one emissions-free micro-mobility solution providing a cost-effective and sustainable mobility system while supporting the transition towards a low carbon society (smart and sustainable city concept). The BICAR represents part of a multimodal system, complementing public transport with comfort and safety, relieving inner-city congestion and solving the “first and last mile” issue. The BICAR is the lightest and smallest three-wheel vehicle with weather protection. Due to the space-saving design, six to nine BICARS will fit into a single standard parking space. Safety is increased by an elevated driving position and a tilting mechanism when cornering. The BICAR achieves a range of 40–60 km depending on the battery package configuration in urban transport at a speed of 45 km/h. It features a luggage storage place and exchangeable, rechargeable batteries. The BICAR can be driven without a helmet thanks to the safety belt system, which is engineered for street approved tests. The BICAR has an integrated telematic box connected to the vehicle electronics and communicating with the dedicated mobile application, through which the BICAR can be geo-localised, reserved, locked/unlocked and remotely maintained.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22327
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Centre for Product and Process Development (ZPP)
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