Proposed Model of a Hybrid-Powered Vehicle
Keywords:Model, hybrid-powered vehicle, efficiency
Traditional bicycles have been recognized as one of the solutions to climate change. It is seen that the Philippines have challenges with uneven and rough roads to travel on, and cyclists do not want to be exhausted after traveling. The development of hybrid-powered vehicles may benefit bikers by improving the performance of their bikes on the road. The study employed a quantitative-experimental approach with purposive sampling. Survey questionnaires were utilized as research instruments to measure the level of acceptability of the suggested model in terms of motor power, battery, features, efficiency, and speed. Another set of questionnaires was also prepared to compare the e-bike and the proposed model regarding cost, maintenance, user-friendliness, handling, and performance. The T-test is a statistical approach used to determine the difference between two groups of five mechanical engineers and five electrical engineers.
T- test were also used to determine the difference between the e-bike and the proposed model. The results of this analysis in terms of motor power, battery, features, efficiency, and battery are "acceptable." The overall mean of Electrical Engineers was 3.06, interpreted as "acceptable", while the overall mean of Mechanical Engineers was 3.07, also interpreted as "acceptable." The t-critical was 3.355, and the t-computed with a degree of freedom of 8 was 0.068, indicating no significant difference between the two groups of respondents. The analysis results regarding the cost and maintenance of e-bike was "least acceptable." User-friendliness, handling, and performance were "acceptable."
On the other hand, the analysis results regarding cost, maintenance, user-friendliness, handling, and performance of the proposed model were "acceptable." The acquired overall mean of the e-bike was 2.71, interpreted as "acceptable" while the overall mean of the proposed model was 2.91, interpreted as "acceptable." The t critical was 3.355, and the t-computed with a degree of freedom of 8 was 1.233, indicating a significant difference between the two groups of respondents. For further improvement of the study, respondents recommended using a better motor, a larger capacity battery, installing hydraulic brakes to improve handling, faster charging time, a speed limit of 20kph to minimize serious collisions, and a better tire preference.
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