Highly Efficient Hybrid Minivan with Super Low Emissions

This paper introduces a minivan with a newly developed hybrid system known as THS-C (The Hybrid System - CVT). This hybrid system employs a highly efficient engine, a high performance exhaust emission control system, a high efficiency metal belt CVT, and a super efficient motor. System control of the engine, motor and CVT optimizes the operation of both the motor and the engine. With these improvements, this new vehicle achieves over 80% better fuel economy than a comparable conventional vehicle. Exhaust emissions are dramatically reduced using precision control during the engine starts and stops.


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  • Accession Number: 01768567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: SAE International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2002-01-0992
  • Files: TRIS, SAE
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2021 5:10PM