Rotary compact power pack for series hybrid electric vehicle
|Mason, Byron A.
|Ebrahimi, Kambiz M.
|Amirian H, Pezouvanis A, Mason B and Ebrahimi KM (2013) Rotary compact power pack for series hybrid electric vehicle. International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. 5(4): 261-269.
|This paper presents a new-designed compact power pack for a series hybrid vehicle. A new type of rotary induction machine with an outer rotor construction is designed to be coupled with the novel rotary internal combustion engine (ICE) with cylindrical crankcase in order to form the compact power unit. The starting and generation performance of the designed machine as well as the overall vehicle performance is analysed. Results show that the proposed power pack has the best performance in terms of fuel economy, emissions and battery charging compared to the existing power units in ADVISOR. Over a city cycle, fuel economy is increased by up to 47% with emissions reduced by up to 36% and over the highway cycle, fuel economy is increased by up to 69% with emissions reduced by up to 42%.
|Electric vehicle; Hybrid; Rotary compact power pack
|Rotary compact power pack for series hybrid electric vehicle
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