1994-03-01

Chassis Design for a Small Electric City Car 940294

The increasing environmental pollution, the noise emissions, the deteriorating traffic conditions in the big cities, and the decreasing oil deposits have forced the car industries to search for alternative energy sources and new concepts. Increasing R&D efforts in the field of the electric vehicle, which seems to become a substantial part of the fleet of automobiles in the years to come, request for automated and simplified design and simulation techniques. The design of the chassis of E-240, a two-seated electric compact city car, developed at the University of Patras with the use of computer aided software tools, is presented here.

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