Heat engine/electric hybrid vehicles offer the potential of greatly reduced petroleum consumption, compared to conventional vehicles, without the disadvantages of limited performance and operating range associated with pure electric vehicles. This report documents a hybrid vehicle design approach which is aimed at the development of the technology required to achieve this potential, in such a way that it is transferable to the auto industry in the near term. The development of this design approach constituted Phase I of the Near-Term Hybrid Vehicle Program. The major tasks in this program were: mission analysis and performance specification studies; design tradeoff studies; and preliminary design. Detailed reports covering each of these tasks are included as appendices to this report. A fourth task, sensitivity studies, is also included in the report on the design tradeoff studies. Because of the detail with which these appendices cover methodology and results, the body of this report has been prepared as a brief executive summary of the program activities and results, with appropriate references to the detailed material in the appendices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    South Coast Technology, Incorporated

    15001 Commerce Drive, Suite 406
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48120

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1979-9-10

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  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: NAS-7-100-955189
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM