Date

6-2016

Degree Name

BS in Computer Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Art MacCarley

Abstract

With the drastic threat of exhausting the world’s fossil fuels, society has been scrambling to find alternative forms of energy for transportation. One of these viable options is an electric vehicle powered by batteries. While this idea is fairly viable, consumers are looking to have the same experience with an electric car than they would with a gas-powered vehicle. One of their major concerns is the lack of range in an electric vehicle.

This project aims to present a solution that would extend the range by allowing users to quickly go from low battery to fully charged battery by performing a battery exchange. When an electric vehicle needs to be recharged, the driver would simply drive up onto the ramp, and initiate the exchange. The total exchange time for an exchange is around 60 seconds, allowing the driver to get back on the road in a shorter time than required to fill up a car with gas.

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