Dr Mehdi Baghdadi
Electric Vehicle Traction Motors
Battery Electric Motorcycle Touring and Drivetrain Optimisation.
Electric motorcycles are fast becoming a staple of urban commutes, offering a variety of benefits from low emissions to excellent performance, but longer journeys remain difficult due to natural limitations on battery size.
Building on experience gained during a 1,500 mile tour on a self-built electric motorcycle, Fred’s research is investigating methods for improving range and reducing charge times to the point that long-distance electric motorcycle touring becomes a practical reality. Battery chemistry is already an area of intensive research but chassis and aerodynamic design is equally important for efficient touring, as is drivetrain optimisation, which will be the main focus of Fred’s thesis.