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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Impact of Real World Drive Cycles on PHEV Fuel Efficiency and Cost for Different Powertrain and Battery Characteristics

Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
University of Waterloo, Canada
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Estaca, France
Aymeric Rousseau, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL, 6064, USA
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(1), 186-195;
Published: 27 March 2009
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For the past couple of years, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) demonstrated their ability to significantly reduce petroleum consumptions. However, more than any other vehicle powertrain, their benefits are dependent on the driving cycles from both an aggressiveness and distance point of view. In this paper, two powertrain configurations will be defined. A power split configuration will be used for low battery energy and a series configuration for high battery energy. For each vehicle we will evaluate several control strategies, including electrical dominant and blended, on real world drive cycles. A conventional vehicle will be defined to use as a baseline. The trade-off between fuel displacement and cost will be evaluated for each option.
Keywords: PHEV; modelling; simulation PHEV; modelling; simulation
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Moawad, A.; Singh, G.; Hagspiel, S.; Fellah, M.; Rousseau, A. Impact of Real World Drive Cycles on PHEV Fuel Efficiency and Cost for Different Powertrain and Battery Characteristics. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 186-195.

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