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Changes in user experiences of electric vehicles

General Motors LLC-Pandurang Baliga, Tulasi KL
General Motors Technical Center India-Rudrappa Madagunki
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2489
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Research Objective The objective of the paper is to research what are the changes in experiences being brought about due to the advent of Electric Vehicles (EVs). EVs are silent, have less complex propulsion system, and have free space under the hood, amongst other things. Each change brings about both good and bad experiences across the spectrum of users. Some of the bad experiences can be safety incidents leading to death as well. Researching the areas that are harmful to end users, including pedestrians, will be our focus area. Methodology Our methodology will look at the changes at the vehicle architecture level which are inherent to the EV design. Research how are the experiences so far due to these changes. Are these just inconveniences or safety hazards? EVs have excellent NVH characteristics. A farmer may love a silent tractor, but a racing enthusiast may not like a relatively silent sports car. A silent armored vehicle may be what the army needs, but a silent car’s approach may be a last-minute surprise to an unsuspecting pedestrian,…