Computer predictions can demonstrate the ability of a hybrid (battery/flywheel) propulsion system to smooth out battery current loading despite wide variations in load demand during acceleration and regenerative braking. This can ensure compatability between such vehicles and conventional units in urban traffic, and extend their range. Introduction of a continuously variable transmission and flywheel allows smaller motors, but adds bulk, weight, and cost while boosting battery life. Advanced batteries would enhance the future of electric vehicles without removing hybrid propulsion needs.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 73-77
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM