Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-21-0082
2004-10-18

Future Automotive Powertrain – Does Hybridization Enable ICE Vehicles to Strive Towards Sustainable Development? 2004-21-0082

There exist many environmental and earth resources problems to be solved for the 21st century. Internal combustion engine / electric motor hybrid and fuel cell hybrid vehicles are promising next generation vehicles. This paper describes the current status of the electric power train of ICE hybrids. Based on the mutual features of both ICE and fuel cell hybrid vehicles, this paper also addresses the future opportunities to strive towards sustainable development in future automobiles. We also examine some test cycle to in-use efficiency issues.

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