PHASE 1 OF THE NEAR TERM HYBRID PASSENGER VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

In order to meet project requirements and be competitive in the 1985 market, the proposed six-passenger vehicle incorporates a high power type Ni-Zn battery, which by making electric-only traction possible, permits the achievement of an optimized control strategy based on electric-only traction to a set battery depth of discharge, followed by hybrid operation with thermal primary energy. This results in a highly efficient hybrid propulsion subsystem. Technical solutions are available to contain energy waste by reducing vehicle weight, rolling resistance, and drag coefficient. Replacing new 1985 full size vehicles of the conventional type with hybrids of the proposed type would result in a U.S. average gasoline saving per vehicle of 1,261 liters/year and an average energy saving per vehicle of 27,133 MJ/year.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fiat Research Center

    Strada Torino 10043, Orbassano 50
    Turin,   Italy 

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    600 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Authors:
    • Montalenti, P
    • Piccolo, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-9-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 143 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-163219 Final Rpt., JPL-9950-330
  • Contract Numbers: JPL-955197
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM