WIT Press

Road Tests On The Smallest Urban Vehicle: The Electric Bike

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950521

Volume

18

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,722 kb

Author(s)

A. Folchini

Abstract

In this work we explain the philosophy of the project and the road tests made on a prototype of an electric bike during its normal use in an old and congested town as Milan. Our aim is to show how such a type of little vehicle could help urban designer to resolve some problems correlated with traffic and air pollution. 1 - Introduction An electric bike is not a new thing among the studies to design an urban vehicle. All the same, we dealt with the project with the purpose of built a very cheap machine using normal products of large diffusion. In fact some market analysis related that the potential buyers of such a vehicle are only a little segment of the whole bike's market, then some other sophisticated projects, which need big investments and equipment's, could be too expensive. Besides, we required

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