DECREASING ON-BOARD FUEL CONSUMPTION IN HEAT ENGINE/BATTERY ELECTRIC HYBRIDS BY BATTERY DEPLETION
Tests performed on three different configurations of hybrid vehicles establish that significant quantities of on-board petroleum fuel can be conserved by allowing the batteries to be discharged during the driving mission. The depleted batteries are then charged when the vehicle is not in use. Savings of as much as 50% of the on-board petroleum have been experienced with tests on the FDC. On SAE J227a, gasoline FE greater than 50 mpg was measured. Since all three hybrids were designed to reduce emissions the results reported herein of reducing fuel consumption by battery discharge must be recognized as indicative of trends, not measurements of absolute magnitudes of petroleum that can be saved, and electrical energy that must be used instead. Tests indicate that up to 50% of on-board petroleum can be saved.
- Presented at the SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 27 February-3 March 1978.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Wouk, V
- Publication Date: 1978-3
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Electric batteries; Electric power; Electrical equipment; Energy; Energy conservation; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Hybrid vehicles; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00178827
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780295 Preprint, HS-025 407U
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1985 12:00AM