IMPROVING VEHICLE FUEL ECONOMY WITH HYBRID POWER SYSTEM

Hybrid vehicles, i.e., those containing two or more sources of power, have the potential of increased fuel economy under certain types of driving conditions. Systems currently being investigated include combinations of heat engines, electric drives, fly-wheels, and accumulators. In order to obtain fuel economy improvements over conventional vehicles, efficient components are required as well as a good system design. Hybrid powerplants appear more promising for heavier vehicles. /SAE/

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00190044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780667
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM