The technological constraints of mass, volume, dynamic power range and energy capacity on the viability of hybrid and electric vehicles

Bullock K.J. (1989). The technological constraints of mass, volume, dynamic power range and energy capacity on the viability of hybrid and electric vehicles. In: SAE Technical Papers. Future Transportation Technology Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, (). August 7, 1989-August 10, 1989. doi:10.4271/891659


Author Bullock K.J.
Title of paper The technological constraints of mass, volume, dynamic power range and energy capacity on the viability of hybrid and electric vehicles
Conference name Future Transportation Technology Conference and Exposition
Conference location Vancouver, BC
Conference dates August 7, 1989-August 10, 1989
Proceedings title SAE Technical Papers
Publication Year 1989
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.4271/891659
Total pages 1
Abstract/Summary For electric or hybrid automobile power plants to gain wide acceptance, they must have adequate performance characteristics. High powered gasoline engines are cheap, compact and reliable. Although they produce pollutants and are fundamentally mis-matched to the automobile's torque-speed characteristics for minimum fuel consumption, they are, nevertheless, formidable competitors to electric propulsion systems. In urban traffic, almost 65% of a vehicle's propulsion energy is available for regeneration. An electric vehicle's battery is capable of reclaiming a significant portion of this energy if novel concepts, including optimum impedance matching of components are utilised. However, without power supplementation from a gasoline engine, it cannot produce the required performance. Therefore, until batteries with enhanced characteristics are readily available, hybrid power plants offer the only liquid fuel efficient alternative to ICEs. This paper illustrates the application of techniques to enchance the viability of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Subjects 2203 Philosophy
2213 Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
2310 Pollution
2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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