Conceptual Design of an Urban Electric Microcar

TOPAÇ M. M., Karaca M., Bilal L.

30th SIAR International Congress of Science and Management of Automotive and Transportation Engineering (SMAT), Craiova, Romania, 23 - 25 October 2019, pp.525-532 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-32564-0_61
  • City: Craiova
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-532
  • Keywords: Electromobility, Electric vehicle, Microcar, Urban transportation, Vehicle design, Lightweight design
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In the scope of this work, design steps of an L6e-class vehicle which is one of the most suitable alternatives for future urban transportation was introduced. Firstly, technical requirements have determined. Design features such as the vehicle mass, motor power and maximum speed were indicated, and the limitations that are determinative on them were pointed out. Effects of these parameters on driving capabilities and driving comfort were investigated. Proper types of suspension and steering linkage were employed based on the axle loads and the driving dynamics, as well as the major dimensions concerning the useful design volume. The suitable electric motor which satisfies the power requirements was chosen. Finally, the driveline scheme was established.