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In-wheel Motor Design for an Electric Scooter

  • Lee, Ji-Young;Woo, Byung-Chul;Kim, Jong-Moo;Oh, Hong-Seok
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.12 no.6
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    • pp.2307-2316
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    • 2017
  • The aim of this paper is to provide an optimal design of in-wheel motor for an electric scooter (E-scooter) considering economical production. The preliminary development in-wheel motor, which has a direct-driven outer rotor type attached to the E-scooter's rear wheel without any gear, is introduced first. The objective of the optimal design of this in-wheel motor is to improve the output characteristics of the motor and to have a stator form to facilitate automatic winding. Response surface methodology was used for the optimal design and 2-dimensional finite element method was used for electro-magnetic field analysis. Experimental results showed that the designed and fabricated in-wheel motor could satisfy the required specifications in terms of speed, power, efficiency, and cogging torque.

Low Cost Motor Drive Technologies for ASEAN Electric Scooter

  • Tuan, Vu Tran;Kreuawan, Sangkla;Somsiri, Pakasit;Huy, Phuong Nguyen
    • Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.1578-1585
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    • 2018
  • 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.