1997-02-24

Prime Movers for Series Hybrid Vehicles 970287

The known performance, emissions and fuel consumption of a VW Passat Estate car with a 1.9 liter Direct Injection Turbocharged and Intercooled Diesel Engine is compared with present and future power train concepts over a typical trip distance of 20 km at speeds between 20 and 130 km/h. (12.5 to 81 MPH)
The results are then used to discuss the proposals for future cars to change to electric transmission and to determine the power envelope for Series Hybrid Car Prime Movers. Various prime movers are also compared and the final choice is presented.

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