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Student Project | Automobiles | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
Conversion Kit for Three Wheeler
Shridhar Kondikoppa | R Daniel Naik | Sha Ismail Zabi Ulla | Feroz Shameem | Sharanbassappa S Patil
Abstract: This study describes the conversion of an IC engine based auto rickshaw to an electric rickshaw. Conversion kits are critical to meeting the Central Government's objective of electrifying 80% of vehicles by 2030 that are both energy and cost efficient. The usage of these kits can be done for deregistered vehicles or currently used vehicles. This will be more economical for consumers than buying a new one. Therefore, for the conversion a Bajaj RE auto-rickshaw was selected. Power and torque requirements to propel the converted vehicle were calculated both using numerical method and Simulink, QSS Tool Box. In addition to these requirements, output parameters such as voltage, current and SOC were also analysed using these models. Conversion kit components such as motor, battery, controller and gearbox were selected as per the requirements. A design of all these components was made using Solidworks software. Assembly of these components on Bajaj RE chassis was made same software. All of these analyses and designs were used and all the components of conversion kit were retrofitted on Bajaj RE chassis. A wire harness was used to connect these components and controller tuning was done based on the calculated parameters.
Keywords: Conversion, E-rickshaw, NEDC, New European Drive Cycle, LiFePO4 Battery, PMSM motor, Simulation, Bajaj RE
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 514 - 519