Novel HEV, PHEV and EV Drivetrain Architectures

Series Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Electric Hydraulic Hybrid (EH2) powertrain prototype for extending range and battery life
With growing emphasis on energy independence and environmental issues, alternative energy vehicles, especially Electric Vehicles (EV), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) have received significant attention. Especially in cities, EVs and HEVs have become increasingly popular since they can meet the requirements for low tail pipe emissions and noise levels. Moreover, increasing availability of battery charging stations in cities makes the wide use of these vehicles more realizable. Though these solutions can have significant effects on the environment, economy and efficiency, some challenges still exist in their widespread acceptance. Some of the areas that are actively bring researched include low power density of the battery and short battery durability caused by frequent charging and discharging. This can be especially significant for city use owing to typical drive cycles.

At EDEC, our team has experience in the design, analysis and development of HEV, PHEV and EV drivetrain configurations. Performance of vehicles over various drive cycles have been analyzed and the effectiveness of existing and some novel architectures have been thoroughly studied.