Real-World Driving Cycle: Case Study Muscat Performance Analysis

Abdullah Al-Janabi, Nasser Al-Azri, Omar Abu Mohareb, Michael Grimm, Hans Christian Reuss

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Abstract

This precise study addresses the performance and potential of using Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Oman. It starts with identifying the representative driving cycle where 40 driving tests are performed to obtain the representative driver profile. The tests are done with a vehicle equipped with measurement tools to log important values. The driving cycle and driver profile are used as input data for a vehicle simulation model, which consists of detailed sub-models for the driver, driving cycle, vehicle components and its dynamics. The model is used to evaluate the performance in terms of energy consumption for Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and EVs. Using of EVs seems a promising option to replace the existing ICE vehicles that use petrol. A great saving potential in driving cost can be earned when using EVs, as a direct reflection of the reduction in energy consumption. The measurements and the simulation results encourage further investigation of exploiting electric vehicles with renewable energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728129600
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Nov 19 2019Nov 21 2019

Publication series

Name2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, SGRE 2019
Country/TerritoryQatar
CityDoha
Period11/19/1911/21/19

Keywords

  • electric vehicles
  • energy performance
  • real-world driving cycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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