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Development of electric vehicle: public perceptionand attitude, the Malaysian approach

Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Rafia, Afroz and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul (2014) Development of electric vehicle: public perceptionand attitude, the Malaysian approach. World Review on International Transportation Research, 5 (2). pp. 149-167. ISSN 1749-4729 E-ISSN 1749-4737

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The rising energy demand has compounded with fuel subsidies and a volatility of oil prices has set the transport sector on an unsustainable course and posed a threat to national energy security in Malaysia. Moreover, it contributes significantly to the green house gas (GHG) emission and causes health as well as environmental damages. Green transport is a feasible transportation technology capable of setting the transportation sector in a sustainable course. The focus of this study is to develop an electric car driven by an electrical motor powered by 84.6 kWh of LiFePO4 battery with an evaporative cooling battery thermal management system (EC-BThMS). The EC-BThMS has been able to keep the battery temperature in the range of 25°C to 40°C. The justification of the introduction of green vehicle was made by the investigation of public preference and attitude towards green transport. The results of the survey indicate that 54% of respondents seriously like to purchase environmental friendly green transport.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5264/41303
Uncontrolled Keywords: electric transport; public perception and attitude; battery power pack; EC-BThMS; thermal sensor, Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ241 Machine construction (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 08:53
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 13:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41303

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