Designing a parallel-through-the-road plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Haley M. Moore, Bryan Whitney Belt, Christopher Rhoades, Ashish Vora, Haotian Wu, Peter Meckl, Vahid Motevalli, Gregory Shaver, Oleg Wasynczuk, Haiyan Zhang

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Abstract

The Purdue University EcoMakers team has completed its first year of the EcoCAR 2 Competition, in which the team has designed a Parallel-Through-the-Road Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle that meets the performance requirements of a mid-size sedan for the US market, maintaining capability, utility and consumer satisfaction while minimizing emissions, energy consumption and petroleum use. The team is utilizing a 1.7L 14 CI engine utilizing B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% diesel), a 16.2 kW-hr A123 battery pack, and a Magna E-Drive motor to power the front and rear wheels. This will allow the vehicle to have a charge-depleting range of 75 miles. The first year was focused on the simulation of the vehicle, in which the team completed the controls, packaging and integration, and electrical plans for the vehicle to be used and implemented in years two and three of the competition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventSAE 2012 International Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, FFL 2012 - Malmo, Sweden
Duration: Sep 18 2012Sep 20 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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