Modeling and simulation of a novel pneumatic hybrid motorcycle

Chia Hua Lu, Yean Ren Hwang, Yu Ta Shen

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Vehicular exhaust comprises more than 95% of the air pollution in Taiwan's largest city, Taipei. On average, all commuters in Taipei travel 13.6 km daily, while motorcycle commuters travel 12.2 km. The convenience and mobility of motorcycles makes them irreplaceable in Taiwan city traffic but they add significantly to air pollution problems. In order to improve air pollution conditions, some new types of vehicles have been proposed, such as fuel-cell-driven and hybrid energy vehicles. In this study, we develop a model pneumatic hybrid motorcycle system and simulate its acceleration and mileage (km/L) performance. The results show that the pneumatic hybrid motorcycle can improve efficiency with an appropriate control strategy for driving operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-486
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Green Energy
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2012


  • Air pollution
  • Hybrid energy vehicles
  • Motorcycle
  • Pneumatic


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