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Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D

E-MOBILITY

NICER

Electric Mobility Research and Development Center for the PH Electric Vehicle Industry

Abstract Background
NICER Program AVP 2022
NICER E-Mobility 2022
NICER E-Mobility - Project 2
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

     The E-Mobility NICER (Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D) is a collaboration between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and Cagayan State University (CSU) Carig Campus. The program established the E-Mobility R&D Center in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan to be one of the R&D, testing, and production hubs of electric vehicles in the country. The NICER Program currently designs and manufactures E-Trikes for the domestic market engaging Filipino engineers, skilled local fabricators and utilizing locally-sourced raw materials.

     Project 1 under CSU deals with the fabrication of the chassis, body and suspension system of the vehicles. Project 2 under UPD on the other hand deals with the design and production of the whole electrical and electronics system of the vehicles. Project 3 that is also under CSU produced converted electric tricycles that utilized the conventional body of the Philippine tricycle.

Objectives of Project 2

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Determine the optimal design and implementation of the electrical and electronic system with respect to the mechanical design of the
E-Trike

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Fabricate, test and characterize the vehicle’s electrical and electronic system both in laboratory and
on-road in accordance to the Philippine National Standards

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Facilitate knowledge exchange between UP Diliman and CSU for their E-Mobility Center in terms of testing and development of the vehicle components

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E-trike Prototype Specifications

PROTOTYPE 1

- 6 Passengers + Driver
- Rear entry configuration
- Sheet metal body
- 47 kph maximum speed
- 5kW motor | 7.2 kWh battery

Charging:
  3.5 hours on regular charging
  30-45 minutes on fast charging

PROTOTYPE 2

- 7 Passengers + Driver
- Side entry configuration
- Fiberglass body
- 47 kph maximum speed

- 5kW motor | 7.2 kWh battery

Charging:
  3.5 hours on regular charging
  30-45 minutes on fast charging

UP PROTOTYPE

- 4 Passengers + Driver
- Rear entry configuration
- Modified body in partnership with EVWealth (fiberglass & sheet metal)
- 4kW motor | 4.3 kWh battery

Charging:
  2 hours on regular charging
  30 minutes on fast charging

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Vehicle Control Unit

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Battery System and BMS

  • Lithium-ion (LiFeYPO4)

  • 72V 100Ah | 60Ah

3.

Electric Motor

  • AC Induction Motor

  • 3-Phase 5kW 80Nm

  • 3000 RPM rated, 6000 RPM max

4.

Gearbox/Drivetrain

  • Single reduction 12.76:1

  • Rear axle differential assembly

  • Up to 50kph max speed

5.

Motor Controller

6.

  • Input: 48-72V DC nominal

  • 5kW rated output, 0-300Hz 3P

On-board Charger

7.

  • 2kW charger

Charging Ports

  • Regular charging - Mode 3

  • Fast charging - CharM, Mode 4

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Electric Vehicle Prototype Testing
  • Chassis dynamometer setup in EMRDC-CSU

  • Vehicle testing at the Electronic Products Development Center (EPDC)

  • EV components testing for EMI, ESD, thermals, and humidity

  • EV testing based on PH (PNS ISO 8714 & 8715) and International protocols (i.e. WLTP, SAE, NEDC, JISHA)

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