Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-0435
2008-04-14

Validation, Testing, and Refinement of the Equinox REVLSE E85 Hybrid Electric Vehicle 2008-01-0435

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech (HEVT) is participating in the 2005 - 2008 Challenge X advanced technology vehicle competition series, sponsored by General Motors Corporation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Argonne National Lab. This paper presents the Equinox REVLSE (Renewable Energy Vehicle, the Larsen Special Edition) design, simulation and modeling results to set the Vehicle Technical Specifications (VTS), improvements made to approach the 99 % buyoff level of vehicle readiness, and the HEVT hybrid control strategy that selects vehicle propulsion modes to meet VTS. The paper also compares the REVLSE to the production Equinox.

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