Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-05-0055

Cost-effective pollution abatement for SI engines with a 42V board net 2000-05-0055

Higher initial load is known to allow faster catalyst heating and lower cold-start emission values. The generally expected change of the board net voltage to 42 Volts allows the use of additional or improved electric systems for increased vehicle comfort and safety. The resulting configuration offers as well new degrees of freedom in terms of board net energy management, which can be used to provide additional features, one of them the optimization of the engine load operation in the cost-start phase. In this paper, a case study is used to show how a sensible choice of the operating point of the starter/generator in the cold-start phase allows to reduce very strongly emissions with no additional exhaust aftertreatment equipment.


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