Worldwide the automotive industry is being challenged to make dramatic improvements in vehicle fuel economy. Taking effect in 2012, the new rules set more aggressive fuel economy measures that will require significant gains in engine and driveline efficiency, better performance cabin climate control, and the introduction of electric hybridization. The second edition of Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Vehicles addresses the electrification innovations that will be required to make these goals a reality. They encompass low-end brake energy recuperators, idle-stop systems, mild and strong hybrids, and power-split architecture in both single-mode and two-mode hybrid systems.
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