Innovative approach to electric vehicle diagnostics
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Department of Transportation and Informatics, University of University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin, Polska
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Italy
Submission date: 2021-06-08
Final revision date: 2021-06-18
Acceptance date: 2021-06-22
Publication date: 2021-06-30
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Arkadiusz Małek   

Department of Transportation and Informatics, University of University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin, Projektowa 4, 20-209, Lublin, Polska
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2021;92(2):49-67
Electromobility is associated with the ever faster development and introduction of new electric vehicles to the market. They use an electric motor to drive the wheels of the vehicle and the necessary electricity is stored in traction batteries. Electric vehicles have a different construction than traditional vehicles i.e. powered by internal combustion engines. For this reason, the manner of use, maintenance and service are different. Familiarization with selected operational issues of electric vehicles positively affects the reliability of their usage as well as safety and comfort of driving. An important component of electric vehicles is the traction battery. Its proper operation influences the long-term preservation of the initial energy capacity and, thus, the range of the vehicle. The article presents the tests of the state of traction batteries of a small electrically powered city vehicle. The vehicle, the batteries and the diagnostic devices used to assess the condition of the battery are described in detail. Based on the literature analysis and the observation of market trends, a fast and effective method of assessment of the technical condition of batteries in electric vehicles was proposed. The method has been tested on the selected vehicle. The technical condition of the battery in the vehicle was assessed after 4.5 years of operation and 30,000 km mileage.
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