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Submission + - Waterloo WeBike Project (uwaterloo.ca)

An anonymous reader writes: A research group at University of Waterloo — ISS4E is planning to use electric bikes to study many different problems facing today's Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Academic studies of EVs are limited by the fact that they are expensive. The idea is to deploy a fleet of sensor-equipped electric bicycles or e-bikes to UW faculty, staff, and students, analyze data collected from them to study the problems of EV range, battery performance, battery life, and battery temperatures (given the recent Tesla fire mishaps)! Given that both EVs and e-bikes use very similar battery technology.

Not only does it go a long way in benefitting EV research, but it also may present in the future, a cost-effective completely off-grid transportation solution.

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