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.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Sandberg, J J
- Publication Date: 1980-2-29
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Electricity; Fuel consumption; Hybrid vehicles; Petroleum; Propulsion; Vehicle design; Vehicle performance; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Strategy
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00315113
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800064
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM