Evaluation of the Impact of the Additional Mass of an Innovative AC System on the Overall Energy Consumption of a Battery Electric Vehicle in Tropical Climate

Srikkanth Ramachandran, Alison Subiantoro, Kim Tiow Ooi


One of the major issues concerning the inclusion of additional components in vehicle for its efficiency improvement is the increase in mass of the vehicle. The increased mass causes an increased energy demand for propulsion of the vehicle. This paper aims at analyzing the impact of the added mass of an innovative air conditioning system powered by bio-ethanol based auxiliary power unit on the overall energy use of electric vehicles that are designed for the tropical climate of Singapore.


Automotive air conditioner; auxiliary power unit; dehumidification system; electric vehicle

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DOI: 10.7250/rehvaconf.2015.037


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