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The broad definition of low-speed electric vehicles covers electric bicycle, electric motorcycle, electric tricycle, low-speed electric vehicle, etc. Low-speed electric vehicles are simple four-wheel pure electric vehicles lower than 70km/h. Generally, the top speed is 70km/h, and the shape, structure, and performance are similar to those fuel vehicles.
Low-speed electric four-wheelers are developed from golf carts rather than traditional cars. China has not issued the standard of this type of car currently, so most domestic manufacturers refer to the European Union, Japan, and other countries for standard design, meet small body size, lightweight, low speed and other requirements and conditions.
1.Golf cart and refit cart. For the golf course, company warehouse, moving goods, construction site, family use.
2.Hunting vehicle and OFF-road vehicle. Due to the characteristics of low speed and high torque, electric vehicles have better climbing ability than internal combustion engine vehicles. An annual volume of 10,000 units.
3.Special vehicles. Such as aerial work vehicle, city sweeper, garbage truck production volume is 10,000, which has been used in China.
4.Police patrol car. The annual production volume is about 10,000 unit
5.Simple bus. the speed at 40km/h, 6~20 seats, not big production volume, mainly concentrated in small towns in Shandong Province.
6. Mini electric car. Most of them are private purchased, used for rental, passenger transport, private used. At the speed of 50~60km/h. In 2009, more than 8,000 electric four-wheelers were sold in China and more than 2,000 were exported.
EU set the rule about weight: Small low-speed electric four-wheelers without a battery cannot exceed 400 kg, Mini type cannot exceed 350 kg.
In Europe, these cars do not have to undergo NCAP crash tests or install airbags, but they need to meet the requirements of tires, horns, rearview mirrors, seat belts, lamps, and other components.
7. Sightseeing shuttles, vintage cars. For example, it is used for sightseeing with a speed of 20~30km and security patrol in residential areas. The company is led by more than 200 enterprises with an annual production of about 20,000 electric vehicles.
According to Japanese regulations, the maximum speed of low-speed electric four-wheelers should not exceed 50 kilometers per hour. The length of the body shall not exceed 2500 mm and the width of the body shall not exceed 1300 mm.
The European Union, Japan, and other countries independently manage low-speed electric four-wheelers: these vehicles have different license plates from traditional cars, and the owners can have preferential policies such as car purchase subsidy, exemption from an annual inspection and passing fees. In Europe, some countries have dedicated roads for low-speed cars.www.roydom-auto.com
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