International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 1 (2011) No. 1, pages: 1-5, Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (ICASEIT 2011), Bangi, Malaysia, 14-15 January 2011, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.1.1.3

Comparison of Electric Karting Modelling Using Matlab®/Simulink® Software

Didi Istardi


Electric karting was modelled for efficiency and energy consumption study. The model includes models of battery, power electronics converter, electric motor, and vehicle dynamic of a typical 48 seconds track driving schedule in Europe competition. The regenerative braking energy was also considered in simulation. The comparison of different type of electric motors – direct current (DC) motor, induction motor, permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM), brushless direct current motor (BLDC), and  switched reluctance motor (SRM) - and batteries – Lead Acid, Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP), Nickel Metal Hybride (NiMH) - also were investigated. Finally, the efficiency was compared between the different type of electric motor and battery. The result shown that the SRM and LMP Battery has a high efficiency and performance compare to the others.


electric Karting; efficiency; energy consumption; loss modelling

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