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Performance evaluation of a low cost series hybrid electric vehicle

Performance evaluation of a low cost series hybrid electric vehicle
Performance evaluation of a low cost series hybrid electric vehicle
The escalating amount of vehicles on the road has raised awareness to vehicular environmental impacts and sustainability; this has provided a stimulus for future mobility considerations. The conventional car may not meet future requirements regarding noise, emissions and energy consumption. There is a distinct lack of short-term alternative solutions that meet consumer requirements and has a potential for mass production. Furthermore, the internal combustion engine has been developed over 100 years and there may be some risk that the automotive companies choose to invest into the “wrong” alternative. This paper presents a development process in an attempt to find answer this dilemma. The first consideration is the vehicle performance criteria that take into account consumer expectations and operational/regulatory/environmental factors. Secondly, the drive train components are identified, most are commercially available, and are particular to these factors. Finally, a computer simulation isused to assess the performance of the vehicle, in comparison with the factors.The result of these investigations is a series hybrid electric vehicle that is recharged from the mains. The fuel consumption is four times better than that of a comparable car, but vehicle mass and cost have not increased significantly. The driving range of this vehicle is not limited to the battery capacity.This vehicle meets the consumer expectations as well as environmental issues and benefits with added driver comfort. Still being low-cost, it provides the potential for mass-production and thus reducing overall impacts on the environment.
HEV, lithium-ion, energy consumption, vehicle performance, cost
Doerffel, Dennis
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Abu-Sharkh, Suleiman
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Doerffel, Dennis
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Abu-Sharkh, Suleiman
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Doerffel, Dennis and Abu-Sharkh, Suleiman (2002) Performance evaluation of a low cost series hybrid electric vehicle. Electric Vehicle Symposium EVS-19, Busan, South Korea. 01 Jan 2002.

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The escalating amount of vehicles on the road has raised awareness to vehicular environmental impacts and sustainability; this has provided a stimulus for future mobility considerations. The conventional car may not meet future requirements regarding noise, emissions and energy consumption. There is a distinct lack of short-term alternative solutions that meet consumer requirements and has a potential for mass production. Furthermore, the internal combustion engine has been developed over 100 years and there may be some risk that the automotive companies choose to invest into the “wrong” alternative. This paper presents a development process in an attempt to find answer this dilemma. The first consideration is the vehicle performance criteria that take into account consumer expectations and operational/regulatory/environmental factors. Secondly, the drive train components are identified, most are commercially available, and are particular to these factors. Finally, a computer simulation isused to assess the performance of the vehicle, in comparison with the factors.The result of these investigations is a series hybrid electric vehicle that is recharged from the mains. The fuel consumption is four times better than that of a comparable car, but vehicle mass and cost have not increased significantly. The driving range of this vehicle is not limited to the battery capacity.This vehicle meets the consumer expectations as well as environmental issues and benefits with added driver comfort. Still being low-cost, it provides the potential for mass-production and thus reducing overall impacts on the environment.

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Published date: 2002
Venue - Dates: Electric Vehicle Symposium EVS-19, Busan, South Korea, 2002-01-01 - 2002-01-01
Keywords: HEV, lithium-ion, energy consumption, vehicle performance, cost

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