Electric car for students showcased at education show

leXsolar-EMobilty car prepares students for car maintenance in the future

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Electric car for students showcased at education show Dietrich: "You can charge it with solar energy, you can charge it with wind energy and renewable energy in general."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  February 26, 2015

An electric car which has been designed to teach the car mechanics of the future, was showcased at the GESS Dubai exhibition this week.

The leXsolar-EMobilty car aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of state-of-the-art electric mobility systems as well as the underlying technical concepts and components of electric cars.

Michael Dietrich, chief sales officer, leXsol said: "Electric auto mobility is the future. We have to change our mind as this is the way forward. This is the best motivation for students to use this.

"Students learn about the basics of the car, about battery and engine systems. Then they get the practical car where they can apply their knowledge and configure the car how they want, so they know what is the best way to find a solution to a particular problem, such as who can drive the furthest."

"The computer is to configure it. There's a software within, they are linked to the management system which the students are able to configure."

The standard version leXsolar-EMobiliy Instructor comes with a platform for operating the vehicle in the lab and the brake of the vehicle is used for dissipating power, which according to leXsolar, allows for sophisticated and reproducible experiments but without the possibility of automatically controlling the experiments by software.

The company also has a Pro-Version of the car which additionally features a test bench allowing the full operation of the vehicle in the lab.  In this version power dissipation is realised with a generator that can be operated as motor, so recuperation experiments in the lab are enabled.

It also includes labVIEW-software for the full control of the test bench and the vehicle allows for a complete real condition operation of the vehicle in the lab and all relevant electrical and mechanical quantities can be acquired by a PC with the LabVIEW-software.

"The advantages are there is a high acceleration, there are no emissions and you can charge it with solar energy, you can charge it with wind energy and renewable energy in general. There's no pollution of the environment." Dietrich continued.

"Students are able to drive the leXsolar cars as well as conducting lab experiments on them. They will know about what the advantages and disadvantages of electric auto mobility and they will learn about how to configure the car," he added.

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