Lightweight Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Design, covers the particular automotive design approach required for hybrid/electrical drive vehicles. There is currently huge investment world-wide in electric vehicle propulsion, driven by concern for pollution control and depleting oil resources. The radically different design demands of these new vehicles requires a completely new approach that is covered comprehensively in this book. The book explores the rather dramatic departures in structural configuration necessary for purpose-designed electric vehicle including weight removal in the mechanical syst.It is made up of five separate ECUs for the major vehicle systems. ... braking ECU coordinates braking effort of motor regeneration and mechanical brakes; the battery ECU controls charge rate. Toyota claim that Prius has achieved a remarkably low fuel consumption of 28 km/litre (79.5 mpg or 3.57 litre/100 km) on the 10/15 mode standard Japanese driving cycle. ... comprising high efficiency petrol engine, electric motor and lightweight 5-speed manual transmission, in combination withanbsp;...
|Title||:||Lightweight Electric/ Hybrid Vehicle Design|
|Author||:||John Fenton, Ron Hodkinson|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2001|