Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-26-0042
2009-01-21

Turbohybrid - The Realisation of a Holistic Approach for a Modern Gasoline Hybrid Drive 2009-26-0042

The fuel economy benefits of hybrids have been accepted for long. However their drivability has not been found very acceptable. This paper present a holistic approach which resulted in the development of a Gasoline Turbocharged Hybrid vehicle that not only produced the fuel economy benefits associated with hybridization but also provided driving characteristic of a “fun to drive” vehicle. A comparison of the benefits of the developed Turbohybrid Gasoline vehicle over its base vehicle configuration as well as the later day model of the base vehicle shows the improvements that have been possible in both fuel economy as well as the fun to drive aspect.

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