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Title: An electric vehicle model and validation using a Nissan Leaf: A Python-based object-oriented programming approach
Authors: Howroyd, Simon R.
Thring, R.H.
Keywords: Driving modelling/simulation
Electric
Electric vehicles
Vehicle control systems
Vehicle electronics
Vehicle performance
Vehicle simulation/modelling
Automobile
Automotive control
Vehicle design
Vehicle dynamics
Vehicle
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by SAGE
Citation: HOWROYD, S.R. and THRING, R.H., An electric vehicle model and validation using a Nissan Leaf: A Python-based object-oriented programming approach. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 10(7), pp. 1-7.
Abstract: Electric vehicles are becoming more and more prevalent, especially with major manufacturers announcing that they will be focusing on electric or hybrid vehicles in the future. This article describes an object-oriented approach to a vehicle model using Python 3. This approach allows for flexibility of vehicle design. The key parameters were input to define the specific vehicle for validation, in this case a Nissan Leaf. It is anticipated that this flexibility will lead to rapid exploratory design of vehicle variants, such as four-wheel drive, independent wheel drive and multiple electrical sources. The model had its objects individually validated before the whole vehicle was verified against common drive cycles and a real-world drive in the United Kingdom recorded using an On-board Diagnostics (OBD2) Bluetooth dongle.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Sage under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: This work has been supported by EPSRC (EP/ M009394/1).
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/1687814018782099
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/34086
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1687814018782099
ISSN: 1687-8140
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