Preliminary Design of a Bio-Diesel Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle as part of EcoCAR 2: Plugging-in to The Future 2012-01-1770
With a growing need for a more efficient consumer based automotive platform, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) chose to redesign the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle(PHEV). A Series architecture was chosen for its low energy consumption and high consumer acceptability when compared to the Series/Parallel-through-the-road and the Pre-Transmission designs. A fuel selection process was also completed and B20 Biodiesel was selected as the primary fuel due to lower GHG (Greenhouse Gases) emissions and Embry-Riddle's ability to produce biodiesel onsite using the cafeteria's discarded vegetable oil.
Citation: Harries, B., Leslie, K., Hyatt, T., Smith, B. et al., "Preliminary Design of a Bio-Diesel Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle as part of EcoCAR 2: Plugging-in to The Future," SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-1770, 2012, https://doi.org/10.4271/2012-01-1770. Download Citation
Brian Harries, Kenneth Leslie, Townsend Hyatt, Brandon Smith, Kenneth Meierjurgen, Jenna Beckwith, Marc Compere
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Sandia National Laboratories, Cubic Simulation Systems Inc, General Motors
SAE 2012 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting