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The Volkswagen Golf GTE '85 PLUS of Sycomoreen : Grand Tourer Ethanol'85 with Power & Lithium United by the Sun

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12/03/2017 : What is the ideal batteries' size for an hybrid plug in electric vehicle (PHEV) ?
01/01/2017 : What does mean the acronym "GTE'85 PLUS" ?
29/12/2016 : Has the GTE85+ been the theme of an article in the medias after its conversion ?
24/12/2016 : Why does the GTE85 PLUS allow to decrease  the car's CO2 emissions by a 10 factor ?
20/12/2016 : What has been the process to convert the Golf GTE to the flexfuel carburation ? Addendum 30/01/2017
19/12/2016 : How to discover the installations of LR PERFORMANCE ? Site of MONTANS / Tarn / FRANCE
23/09/2015 : Has the GTE85+ been the theme of an article in the medias before its conversion ?


12/03/2017_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 WHAT IS THE IDEAL BATTERIES' SIZE FOR AN HYBRID PLUG IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE (PHEV) ?

Summary : Optimizing battery sizes of plug-in hybrid and extended range electric vehicles for different user types, Redelbach Özdemir, Friedrich, DLR
Optimizing battery sizes of
Plug-in H
ybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and
Extended Range Electric Vehicles (EREV)

for different user types
by :
M. Redelbach,   E. D. Özdemir, H. E. Friedrich


for : the Institute of Vehicle Concepts, German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany

This paper introduces a holistic approach for the optimization of the battery size of PHEVs and EREVs under German market conditions. The assessment focuses on the heterogeneity across drivers, by analyzing the impact of different driving profiles on the optimal battery setup from Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) perspective. The results show that the battery size has a significant effect on the TCO. For an average German driver (15,000km/year), battery capacities of 4 kWh (PHEV) and 6 kWh (EREV) would be cost optimal by 2020.

While driver A with low annual mileage (7500km/a) should choose a very small battery capacity of about 2kWh, frequent driver C (30,000km/a) should decide for a considerably higher battery size of about 13kWh in order to minimize his total cost of ownership. Therefore, it is especially important to take the driving profile of the customers into account in order to find the cost efficient powertrain configuration.
To download the whole survey
The Golf GTE (6,5 kWh) is interesting for the Drivers of Type B on the German market. Source : Sciencedirect.com      Also to see : 24/12/2016


01/01/2017_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 WHAT DOES MEAN THE ACRONYM "GTE'85 PLUS" ?

Volkswagen GOLF GTE 85 PLUS by SYCOMOREEN :

Grand Tourer Ethanol'85 with Power & Lithium United by the Sun

Volkswagen Golf 7 GTE 85 PLUS : Grand Tourer Ethanol'85 with Power & Lithium United by the Sun, developed by SYCOMOREEN in cooperation with LR PERFORMANCE

This car is developed in partnership with LR PERFORMANCE on the basis of the GOLF 7 GTE which is manufactured by Volskwagen. It is a triple hybrid gasoline - ethanol - electric. Partially inspired by the Berlingomoreen CATHI, but with both very different design and style, it can run with 3 distinct sources of energy (triple hybridization) :
      1) a pack of Lithium batteries (Li-On : capacity of 8,8 kWh whose 6,5 kWh are available ; it needs 2h10 hours under AC 220V - 15A to be reload)
      2) some gasoline (RON 95 or 98)
      3) some ethanol, with a maximal proportion of 85% mixed with the gasoline (RON 95 or 98)


29/12/2016_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
HAS THE GTE85+ BEEN THE THEME OF AN ARTICLE IN THE MEDIAS AFTER ITS CONVERSION ?
Yes, an article of Automobile Propre has been published about this car (in new configuration) by Philippe SCHWOERER


24/12/2016_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
WHY DOES THE GTE'85 PLUS ALLOW TO DECREASE THE CAR'S CO2 EMISSIONS BY A 10 FACTOR ?

This vehicle takes advantage from its environment with renewable energy resources which are all coming from the Sun (Photovoltaic energy which is produced by SYCOMOREEN, bio-ethanol obtained by the culture sugar beets or cereals in AUVERGNE) ; the table below is gathering values which are coming from real economical driving situations ; this values are indicative at about + / - 10% :

Hypothesis
of Distance
Hypothesis
of fosil fuel's consumption
Consumption E85 mixed with gasoline
until 85%
Consumption of renewable electricity
at the electric plug
saved
fossil fuel
Kilometric costs*  
100% gasoline
Kilometric costs*
GTE85 +
Kilometric costs*  with Diesel - oil
5 - 6L/100km
Reducing factor of  CO2 with GTE'85 + 
500 km and more 6 L / 100 km 8 L / 100 km 1 kWh / 100 km 5 L / 100 KM 8 € / 100 km 5 € / 100 km 6 €/ 100 km 2
about 100 km 6.5 / 100 km 3.5 L / 100 km 7 kWh / 100 km 6 L / 100 km 9 € / 100 km 3 € / 100 km 6.5 € /100 km 4
50 km and less 7 L / 100 km <0.5 L / 100 km 18 kWh / 100 km 7 L / 100 km 9.5 € / 100 km 2.5 € / 100 km 7 € / 100 km 30 and more

SYCOMOREEN is proposing you this Excel spreadsheet to do your own simulations. You can also check
the methodology of this survey , or the pdf of synthesis.


* Tariffs of January 2017
typically registered in France
Electricity E85 (ethanol mixed with gasoline until 85%) Gasoline (RON95-98)
SP95, SP95E10, SP98
Oil - Fuel
Gasoil
in €uros (€) 0,13 € / kWh 0,6 € / L 1,35 € / L 1,2 € / L


Summary and comments in comparison to a 100% electric vehicle
Emissions CO2
The global CO2 emissions are divided by about 2 for the very long distances, aproximately by 4 on the trips of about 100 km, and by more than 30 for all the displacements under 50 km. That is very important. In average with the distributing hypotheses of distances 26-40-33%, the CO2 emissions are collapsing by a factor more than 10.
Kilometric
costs
The GOLF GTE 85 PLUS is offering some kilometric costs in the interval between 2 and 5 € / 100 km*. If the average driven distances are 100 km : 3 € / 100 km ; it is 3 times better than the same by burning classical gasoline. In any case, it has a kilometric cost clearly lower than the Diesel-oil, especially on the short displacements.
Comparison to a 100% electric
vehicle
La GOLF GTE 85 PLUS has no problem of insufficient electric range or failing electric load stations. Such a vehicle is much more versatile and securing than a 100% electric car with the same advantages (ecological and economic). It needs less than 10 minutes to be refilled for 500 km of range. It also permits to tow some trailers / caravans for long trips.
About the towing by hybrid and electric vehicles
The Volkswagen Golf GTE 85 PLUS offers a retractable harnessing ; it is homologated to tow. This is rare for the hybrid vehicles, and even more for 100% electric ones. Its power and the on-board fuel are allowing serene travels.
The Volkswagen Golf GTE 85 PLUS in towing configuration, one of the rare plugin hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) which is homologated to pull a trailer


20/12/2016_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
WHAT HAS BEEN THE PROCESS TO CONVERT THE GOLF GTE TO THE FLEXFUEL CARBURATION ?



Fabien JULIA's analyses / LR Performance about the Multifuel Golf GTE of Sycomoreen
French Content French Content

Fabien JULIA's analysis to convert a Gasoline Golf towads the E85 by Sycomoreen
Torque TSI alone | Power TSI aloneTorque GTE Elec + TSI | Power GTE Elec + TSI In addition : Comparative analysis of the references 1,4L TSI 125 Ch et 1,4L 150 Ch

Re-programming of the engine's calculators, conversion E85 / Ethanol Flexfuel Multifuel, mechanical preparations, racing parts and competitions, LR PERFORMANCE

Addendum : Screenshots taken from Facebook the 30/01/2017
Screenshot from LR PERFORMANCE on Facebook for the SYCOMOREEN's Golf GTE85 PLUS

19/12/2016_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
HOW TO DISCOVER THE INSTALLATIONS OF  "LR PERFORMANCE" ? SITE OF MONTANS / Tarn / FRANCE

the LR PERFORMANCE's mailbox !

Activities and adresses of LR PERFORMANCE


 
23/09/2015_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
HAS THE GTE85+ BEEN THE THEME OF AN ARTICLE IN THE MEDIAS BEFORE ITS CONVERSION ?
Yes, an article of Automobile Propre has been published about this car (in initial configuration) by Philippe SCHWOERER

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FAQ of the Golf GTE'85 PLUS
 Frequently asked questions 
The Volkswagen Golf GTE '85 PLUS of Sycomoreen : Grand Tourer Ethanol'85 with Power & Lithium United by the Sun