A great interest to the research on electric vehicles conducted by MOVE, the DEI research group led by Sergio Savaresi, is arousing.
The group has already realized an "Bike+", and hybrid bicycle which operates an electric motor to help the cyclist, without the need to plug-in for recharge, thanks to a sophisticated control algorithm which optimizes the metabolic efficiency of the cyclist. Now just a prototype, but in advanced stage of development.
MOVE is also responsible – jointly with other DEI research groups - for the "Green Move" project, a two-year research project promoted by the Lombardy Region to study a satisfactory "vehicle sharing" strategy, using electric cars.
An article on "Quattroruote" which explores the topic is attached.
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