Optimal sizing and selection of hybrid electric vehicle components

Robert A. Weinstock, Philip T. Krein, Robert A. White

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Proper execution of a successful hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) design for transportation applications requires optimal sizing of key mechanical, electrical, and power electronic components. An active program for HEV development is described. The basic objective of an HEV design is to match the performance of a standard automobile while drastically reducing emissions. Constraints imposed while optimizing critical component selection are: vehicle range, acceleration, maximum speed, total emissions, cost, recharging, and driveability. A design example, based on readily available technology, is examined. It is reasonable to expect HEVs with good performance and order-of-magnitude emissions reductions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 IEEE 24th Annual Power Electronics Specialist Conference - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jun 20 1993Jun 20 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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