Chongqing, well-known as the “Mountain City”, is a city built around mountains and a city that combines fantasy and Internet celebrities.
In Chongqing, you will often encounter the psychedelic reality of standing on the ground but actually at the top of the mountain when looking around. The cyberpunk-like metro passing through the building is also a check-in point famous all over China. With its unique glamour, Chongqing deeply attracts millions of people to visit every year.
Recently, Qingling Motors, debuted their first pure electric pickup truck TΛGΛ-EV in Chongqing. Among many vehicle types, the pickup truck is one of the perfect that combine household and commercial usage. With the continuous increase of users’ demand and the diversification of application scenarios, cleaner, more environment-friendly and economical pure electric pickups have entered people’s lives.
Due to traffic restrictions and policies, the current application scenarios of pickup trucks are still mainly for municipal, rural areas and airports, which require the pickup trucks to have high quality and superior performance. Mountainous roads and winding terrains make Chongqing a “selected place” for testing the quality of pickup trucks.
The newly launched Qingling electric pickup adopts a G02 frame motor controller, a traction motor controller without auxiliaries, whose rated input voltage is 540V DC, rated power 132kW, peak power 198kW and peak current 410A, featured as high power density and compact size (395×279×129.8 mm), and only weighted 11kg with IP67 protection (water cooling). The controller has been widely used in buses, light trucks, mini vans, and mini trucks, etc.
The controller operates high efficiently, with a strong output torque, which is extraordinarily important for pickup trucks to carry heavy loads and be driven on rugged roads. Steep roads and sharp turns can be found anywhere in Chongqing, so minor collision accidents are prone to occur while starting the vehicles inadvertently. The improved current regulation-ACR technology and smooth switching technology in torque control adopted in G02 frame controller can automatically sense the slope and load conditions and ouput self-adaptive anti-slip torque under the circumstance of large torque smooth output. Just as there is a pair of invisible hands supporting behind the vehicle to prevent it from slipping backward.
During the testing, the vehicle was driven through Panlong Interchange, Nanshan Scenic Area, and Ring Expressway. After a few hours of harsh testing, the vehicle still had sufficient battery capacity, which is attributed to the powerful heart of the G02 controller-the core algorithm maximizing energy utilization. The maximum efficiency of the motor can be achieved to generate high energy with extremely low power consumption. At the same time, the endurance mileage is increased while the power consumption per 100 kilometers is reduced. The final measured driving mileage was 171km, and the battery capacity dropped from 99% to 36%, only 63% of the power had been consumed in total. According to the calculation of the test, the power from 100% power to 0%, Qingling TAGA-EV can travel up to more than 270 km. Taking the actual road conditions into consideration, the endurance mileage is able to reach up to 300km. In addition, in the driving test, the vehicle had superior performance not only in overtaking and changing lanes, but also in climbing the slope and during high-speed driving.
Thanks to the GTAKE motor controller’s multiple functions in active damping, quick torque response, complete online monitoring and all-round protection features, the tested pickup truck shows high adaptability and comfortable driving experience in the varied and rugged terrains, which dispels the previous mistrust in electric pickup trucks and poor performance on severe road conditions from the market.
As a strategic emerging industry in China, a complete ecological system has formed in the development of electric vehicles these years. The adaptation of electric pickup trucks to environmental standards will release a large amount of potential demand to the market. In the future, electric vehicle companies will pay more attention to functional vehicles and explore a broader market.