A heat engine;electric hydrid drive train is proposed as a means for improving CVX-Hot fuel economy by an estimated 30% to 100% in various types of automotive vehicles. This drive train, classified as a parallel hybrid, has been analyzed by means of computer simulation studies to evaluate its fuel economy, performance, and emissions characteristics, and has been compared with existing internal combustion engine drive trains and other types of hybrid drives. A prototype system has been assembled and evaluated on a dynamometer test stand and has corroborated the computer analysis and predictions. Problems and limitations of this system are discussed. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Unnewehn, L E
    • Auiler, J E
    • Foote, L R
    • Moyer, D F
    • Stadler, H L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760121
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM