TRADE-OFF RESULTS AND PRELIMINARY DESIGNS F NEAR-TERM HYBRID VEHICLES

Phase I of the Near-Term Hybrid Vehicle Program involved the development of preliminary designs fo electric/heat engine hybrid passenger vehicles by four contractors. The preliminary designs were developed on the basis of mission analysis, performance specification, and design trade-off studies conducted independently by the four contractors. The resulting designs all involve parallel hybrid (heat engine/electric) propulsion systems but provide significant variation in component selection, power train layout, and control satrategy. Each of the four designs is projected by its developer as having the potential to substitute electrical energy for 40% to 70% of the petroleum fuel consumed annally by its conventional counterpart.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Sandberg, J J
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM