1The Sunnyclist are car or bike?
The Sunnyclist can be used as a city car, the ecological footprint and the cost of using a bike. Nevertheless is neither car or bicycle. It is an electric tricycle vehicle classified Le5 of light vehicles featuring solar roof and pedals.
2What diploma driven the Sunnyclist;?
Since 2013 applies to motor tricycles with a power not exceeding 15 kW driven with a motorcycle license A1 and above The minimum age for the acquisition shall be 18 years. Those who have obtained a diploma before 2013 can lead the Sunnyclist with Car diploma (ktigoria B)
3How does work Sunnyclist?
The Sunnyclist functions as all the electric vehicles with the power of the electric motor, with the difference that the energy is supplied from outside the battery from the synergy of two more energy sources, sun and muscle strength. The use may be either as an electric vehicle traveling at night or on overcast with battery power, or as long as the solar recharge the sun or as a hybrid with the contribution and passengers. Passengers pedaling produce electricity, which like solar energy, is used according to demand or to charge the battery or consumed by the engines making economy the battery.
4If the battery runs out what then? Just goes with the sun or the pedal. Charges from the socket?
The movement of Sunnyclist based battery that stores electricity from wherever it comes, the sun, the pedal or the network and feeds with as much force needs the motors. If the battery runs out then the vehicle will only move with the power that can provide that moment as the PV generator and passengers. This means around 1,3 kW maximum power with the sun and passengers together. This power is enough to propel the vehicle only on a level road at a speed of 20km / h uphill and this power is not enough. In practice therefore it is difficult to move the vehicle without the battery and is not recommended except for transport to the nearest outlet or a more sunny place. Therefore if the battery runs out should the vehicle be left in the sun until they gather enough energy or charge of the socket. Platelets produce electricity and is not mechanically connected to the wheels.
5What solutions gives Sunnyclist?
A. Self-ecological movement is commonly accepted that there is a vital need for ecological metakinisi.To electric vehicle with either battery or fuel-cell can not provide another solution to the problem. We need to create huge infrastructure for the network of chargers and hydrogen supply and uncertain and the political mood of those energy products. To Sunnyclist make the electric vehicle a practical and attractive as it is autonomous and can be released without setting up infrastructure, while gives freedom and independence. B. Economy. Thanks to its innovative design the Sunnyclist has a low cost and negligible running and maintenance costs. As a standalone the required energy from the sun which time equivalent 17000chlm. So the economy only fuels are 2000 € per year, and if synypologiseikaneis road tax insurance premiums and maintenance savings exceed 2800 €. Thanks to the contribution of the sun and riders battery Sunnyclist is short and very long life. The continuous charging from the sun contributes to the battery not to deep discharge cycles and thus lasts much longer than in a common electric vehicle. However, the battery is an expensive and sensitive part of the electric vehicle and so Sunnyclist superior in preservation in relation to the other electric vehicles. C. Healthy lifestyle. In the version with the pedal, the Sunnyclist combines ecological and economic movement with a healthy lifestyle. It offers the possibility of physical activity during commuting offering a complete proposal ecological and vehicle fitness.
6When the battery is full, what happens to the solar generator and what about the pedal?
When the battery is fully filled by the charge regulator takes care to limit the charging current. But as soon as the vehicle move and seek energy solar generator is operating normally. when the vehicle wants power energy from the sun and the pedal does not go to the battery, but directly to the engines. This reduces the power consumed by the battery thus last longer and extend the range of the vehicle.
7If no sun what?
In cloudy or at night that has no sun, the vehicle runs normally with the same power (torque and top speed), taking energy from the battery. The difference is that autonomy is limited to remaining battery capacity and passengers if they make pedaling.
8How fast it goes?
The maximum vehicle speed is 50 km on a level road. In downhill where the vehicle can reach 70km / h, there is the possibility of automatic limitation of the speed to 50km / h with the automatic operation of the regenerative braking.
9What is regenerative braking?
When brake the vehicle, the engine controller receives signal to reverse the operation of the engines turning them into generators and so the kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy back to the battery. This function saves energy while it stressed the hydraulic braking system. The user is not required to make some extra energy than to step on the brake. First activated regenerative braking and when the deceleration is not sufficient then more pressing the brake grip and brake calipers.
10How difficult is the pedal?
The effort pay is independent of the movement of the vehicle, which will take as much energy to offer and will use it when you need. So you can go to work with fresh relaxed exercise and return home with a strong workout. As if you prefer Sunnyclist enables you to work out doing good to you and the environment. The rotation rate (cadence) is stable while you press the pedal with as much force you want. The pedals will automatically resist that the rate be maintained constant. Pedal PB Pro is the ability to electronically adjust the cadence.
11How he copes Sunnyclist in the hills?
The Sunnyclist is designed to move comfortably in the hills. It can start uphill 20%, while there is scope for greater uphill 33% of peak torque motor. He has been tested in epic uphill climb fully loaded from the sea in 1100 meters in both asphalt and dirt road.
12What is the battery life?
With battery 100Ah have done tests with a apivati 80kg across smooth hills with an average speed of 35km / h which traveled 70 km without pedaling and sun
13How much energy is consumed per kilometer. How many kilometers traveled per kilowatt-hour?
Consumption of electric vehicles as stated kilometers per kilowatt hour in proportion to the kilometers per liter referred to conventional vehicles. The Sunnyclist is a lightweight, low-power vehicle and traveling 18 km / kWh or 5,5kWh / 100km with a passenger and an average speed of 30km / h and with three passengers and an average speed of 40 km / h consumption is 14km / kWh or 7, 1 kWh / 100km.
14You can increase the range by adding bigger battery?
Yes. We predict that it can be placed twice the standard battery, i.e. 200Ah / 9,6kWh.
15What type of batteries used and the life they have?
The batteries used are Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) having prevailed in electric vehicles over other lithium batteries because of the following important advantages. Long life can reach 5000 charging cycles. Measurements have shown that the battery lasts more than 75% of the capacity of a 2000 charge cycles. It's safer and more environmentally friendly It is the most stable to changes in temperature. It retains its capacity to large current charging and discharging The meionektima of LiFePO4 with respect to the Li-ion is 14% lower energy density.
16How long does the battery?
The LiFePO4 batteries using Sunnyclist able to charge quickly, and yet half an hour. But it should be and the appropriate power supply and charger. With the 30A charger recommend the battery recharges in less than three hours from any household outlet. The charging time from the PV generator depends on sunshine. The 540Wp solar roof version City fully charges the battery of 60Ah factor 3kWh during a sunny day. Similarly one day lasts charging of 100Ah version Traveler with 680Wp solar roof. For battery 100Ah Time / charge current | Charger 30 min / 200A | 10kW three phase supply 1,5h / 65A | 3,5 kW 16A single phase power outlet 3h / 33A | 1,8 kW 10A single-phase socket 8h / 12,5A | 0,7 kW 10A single-phase socket
17What about vehicle maintenance?
The Sunnyclist requires minimal maintenance. You need not anywhere water or oils. The materials wear as tires, brake pads and shock absorbers are common on the market and their replacement can be done by the crew of the neighborhood. Similarly bicycle parts can be found in a common bike store. If it needs replacement or maintenance of a specialized accessory contact us and as the case you send or refer you to the nearest our technical partner.
18What are the dimensions of the vehicle?
The Sunnyclist has the dimensions of a mini city cars. It is designed to be narrower at the bottom to pass more easily among the more obstacles on the roads and widens upwards to incorporate the PV generator. Length: 2.9 m width of the wheels: 1,4 m maximum width: 1.56 Height: 1.67
19What baggage have?
The Sunnyclist can carry three passengers with their luggage. There are two spaces 75 liters each left and right under the dashboard for easy storage bags and handbags. Also an area of 120 liters behind the seats for larger children as luggage trolleys. Also by folding the rear seat backrest is created open space of one cubic meter in size 0,8 × 1.37 × 0.9. In this place can be placed closed luggage rack or even a fridge for freight.
20What exists theft protection?
The wheel of Sunnyclist locked by a key which is required to operate the motors. Also lockable doors also offered cover the vehicle with an opening roof for operation of the solar roof.
21What does that autonomy can overcome 150 km a day?
The Sunnyclist can exceed 150 km autonomy after day after syneisforakai three energies, battery, sun and passengers. The battery can give 70km, the sun is over 70km on a sunny day, and the passengers depending on the effort you make can give over about 60km to drive five hours duration. Thus autonomy is achieved by taking advantage of the sun throughout the day and tisyneisfora passengers. There is of course the possibility of special construction with autonomy 150 km only from the battery.
22Why solar roof is flat, it would be more beautiful if it was curved?
The Sunnyclist designed a basic principle the efficient movement. Photovoltaic cells have maximum performance when all have the same orientation ie when the solar roof is flat. If solar orofiitan curve would dramatically less powerful and had more decorative character. For this and Sunnyclist has outperformed relative mealla solar vehicles were unable to escape from the classic design of the car.