Leonid Popov, 5 hours ago. Photo: LEVC
As a reference point used diesel LTC TX4 cab.
British firm LEVC-owned automaker Geely, ordered the York University study on “changing condition of the driver of the electric vehicle compared with the driver of the car with the engine in identical conditions.” Given that the LEVC is London Electric Vehicle Company, the result was in some measure predictable, and all the more curious. So, the main conclusions are: driving the machine on the battery, the person experiences less stress, less distracted by extraneous things and focus more on the movement.
For the analysis of brain activity was used a cap with dozens of electrodes allows to obtain the detailed movement EEG.
In the role of opponent for the diesel taxi experiment was battery black cab LEVC TX. From a technical point of view, it is actually a hybrid of the sequential type. But the fact is that without running the engine, only one battery, it can go nominally 129 km From “fast” charging point AC in just 45 minutes in its battery can “fill” another 80 km. From the “column” DC — same 25 minutes. This suggests that under normal conditions the taxi drivers in TX won’t use a gasoline engine. He then saved only as insurance in case of unforeseen long-distance travel.
Let’s add another factor in the reduction of stress: the company appointed for TX a decent service interval of 25,000 miles (40 233 km), and in addition, when the cab until 30 June 2018 gives free up to three years or 100,000 miles.
In addition to brain activity, the team led by Dr. Duncan Williams studied the noise level (in an electric car it turned out to be five decibels lower and more uniform over the range), and heart rate and its changes during the test. Here, too, revealed the advantage of “batteries” that pointed to greater peace of mind of the driver. Subjects for the experiment were several. Following the visits, both for diesel and electric cabs people were asked to answer a small questionnaire. Among other things, the respondents indicated a “greater sense of happiness” driving battery car. This is another, not entirely predictable, the advantage of the electric models, said the firm LEVC.