Electric vehicle

  • US 10,696,348 B2
  • Filed: 11/25/2019
  • Issued: 06/30/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electric balance vehicle, comprising:

  • a first platform;

    a second platform;

    a bottom cover comprising a first bottom cover removably connected to the first platform and a second bottom cover removably connected to the second platform, wherein the first platform and the second platform are made of a first material, and wherein the first bottom cover and the second bottom cover are made of a second material that differs in strength from the first material;

    a rotation mechanism disposed between the first platform and the second platform, wherein the rotation mechanism allows the first platform and the first bottom cover to rotate relative to the second platform and the second bottom cover;

    a first wheel rotatably fixed at a first end of the first platform and a second wheel rotatably fixed at a second end of the second platform, wherein the first end and the second end are at opposites ends of the electric balance vehicle;

    a first motor mounted within the first wheel and configured to drive the first wheel;

    a second motor mounted within the second wheel and configured to drive the second wheel;

    a plurality of sensors;

    a power supply disposed between the bottom cover and one of the first platform or the second platform;

    at least one controller electrically coupled to the first motor, the second motor, the plurality of sensors, and the power supply and configured to control the first motor and the second motor, respectively, to drive the first wheel and the second wheel, respectively, using power from the power supply and based on signals from the plurality of sensors; and

    a limiting mechanism configured to limit an overlarge relative rotation angle between the first platform and the second platform, wherein the limiting mechanism is disposed between the first platform and the second platform.

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