How do Electric Vehicles (EVs) work?
The entire vehicle is run by the controller - think of the controller as the brain of the vehicle that receives and sends signals to and from other electronic components such as the accelerator and motor. When the controller is activated by the turn of the key, it sends a signal to the accelerator which alerts the controller of how much input (power) is required. This input is translated by the controller and the message is sent to the motor to disseminate the right power required and the vehicle moves forward. The power which is used to transmit these signals is stored in a rechargeable battery within the vehicle. The battery is essentially the heart of vehicle. YOBykes use Dip discharge VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries which have no maintenance and do not require any water to be filled in.
What are the major components of the vehicle?
The Accelerator – the part that determines how much power is required by the rider and transmits this information to the motor via the controller propelling the vehicle forward.
The Controller – the brain of the vehicle that receives inputs from the accelerator and sends information to the motor to apply the right amount of power. It helps in controlling acceleration and load on the motor.
The Motor – each vehicle has a Brushless Hub motor which is a permanent magnet DC motor where the brushes are replaced by rotor position sensors and semiconductor switches. What makes the vehicles unique is that the motor is placed directly into the hub of each wheel making the wheel and the motor one and the same, providing a smooth ride.
The Battery – the heart of the vehicle stores the energy for the vehicle. The storage capacity of charge is determined by the Ampere-Hour (Ah) rating it holds.
How are Electric Vehicles (EVs) different from conventional fuel scooters?
Although they look similar, electric two-wheelers are a battery-operated, easier to ride, cause low pollution and are more economical. The vehicle uses electrical technology to run the BLDC motor which acts as the engine of a conventional fuel based scooter.
YObykes particularly are easy to charge. They can be charged as you would charge a mobile phone wherever electric power connection is available.
Below is the comparison between the major differences between Petrol (fuel) Vehicles versus YObykes (EV’s) two wheelers:
What is the performance of an electric two-wheeler?
The amount of watts, the type of battery pack and engine drive systems are all going to effect the overall range and speed of the vehicle. Electric vehicles actually have a better 0 to 60 acceleration, since they develop full torque immediately, and without a clutch the torque is instantly available. The riding style, load and terrain all effect the performance of the vehicle in the same way it would affect a fuel based two-wheeler.
Will I be able to use the vehicle in the rain?
Is there a special licence required to ride these EVs?
A regular two-wheeler licence is required to ride the high-speed scooters. For vehicles with the max speeds of 25km/hr or below, no licence or registration is legally required.
What are the best ways to maintain my battery for a long time?
Charge your battery only when you can see about 20% of charge is left (indicated on the dashboard of the vehicle)
- Use the center stand of the vehicle when charging the battery
- Allow cool down of the battery before you start charging it, and also allow a few minutes of cool down after you charge your battery before you use the vehicle (ensure the cooling fan is on during charging)
- Try to charge your vehicle in the shade and in a cool, dry, place to prevent overheating
- Charge your battery before using it if it has been idle for 3-4 weeks
- Use only the approved charger that has been given to you when you purchase your vehicle
- Don’t be extra – don’t overload, overspeed, over-accelerate at any time as this will strain the battery and will drain charge faster
You will be given all the tips at the time of delivery as well.
What do I do if I am traveling for a long time (idle batteries)?
Can I remove the batteries and use them for other purposes?
How do I charge my vehicle?
What do I do if I can’t find a charging facility where I live?
How long will it take to charge my battery?
How do I know when to charge my battery?
Maintenance and Servicing
How do I clean my vehicle?
What do I do if I run out of charge in the middle of my commute?
Where do I service my vehicle in case I face an issue?
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