Low Cost Motor Drive Technologies for ASEAN Electric Scooter

  • Tuan, Vu Tran (School of Electrical Engineering (SEE), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)) ;
  • Kreuawan, Sangkla (Machine and Drive Design Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)) ;
  • Somsiri, Pakasit (Machine and Drive Design Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)) ;
  • Huy, Phuong Nguyen (School of Electrical Engineering (SEE), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST))
  • Received : 2017.10.03
  • Accepted : 2018.02.26
  • Published : 2018.07.01


This work investigates two different motor drive technologies, switched reluctance motor (SRM) and induction motor (IM). They are designed optimally to meet the desired performances for electric scooters. The comparison of both motors is described in terms of performances and material cost. With the similar constraint, induction motor performs slightly better than switched reluctance motor. But this must be traded-off with higher weight and cost. Both drive systems are, however, suitable for electric scooter application. Finally, the range simulations are conducted on a European urban driving cycle, ECE15 driving cycle and a more realistic cycle, Bangkok driving cycle. The e-scooter ranges are varied from 36 to 109 km depending on driving cycle, motor technology and number of passengers.


Supported by : Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)


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