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Proceedings of Symposium on Energy Engineering in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century (SEE2000) Volume I-IV

ISSN:
1-56700-132-7 (Print)

A GRAND DESIGN OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH FUEL ECONOMY MORE THAN 100KM/LITER (CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES TO MITIGATE URBAN AND GLOBAL WARMING)

Takeo S. Saitoh
Department of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai 980 Japan

Daigo Ando
TOYOTA Motor Corporation 1 Toyota-cho, Toyota 471-8571, Japan

Abstract

In this study, the authors concluded that a super energy-efficient vehicle (SEEV) with fuel economy more than lOOkm/liter could be possible with the present technology level. The new environmentally-compatible vehicle was designed to mitigate urban warming, air pollution and C02 emissions in the urban area. The authors evaluated optimal specifications of the new concept energy-efficient electric vehicle (EV) equipped with flywheel and photovoltaic (PV) cell and also reported the results of the running simulations for the proposed vehicle. The proposed SEEV will be very promising to mitigate urban and global warming, and to conserve fossil fuel consumption.