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Heuristic Design of Advanced Drives: Analysis of Tradeoffs in Powertrain Electrification

Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI, CH-5232, Switzerland
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(2), 352-358; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3020352
Published: 26 June 2009
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Abstract

Consumer demand for fuel efficient, low-emission vehicles is growing. This trend is motivated on one hand by the increasing fuel cost and on the other by government incentives and increased awareness. By hybridizing and electrifying powertrains, fuel use may be reduced without a sacrificing drive quality or functionality. Manufacturers are introducing powertrain concepts that avoid asking drivers to compromise, other than with perhaps a slight increase in purchase price. Heuristic design methods are useful for quantifying trade-offs between key stakeholder criteria, particularly for new technologies.
Keywords: EV (electric vehicle); HEV (hybrid electric vehicle); fuel cell; powertrain; simulation EV (electric vehicle); HEV (hybrid electric vehicle); fuel cell; powertrain; simulation
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Wilhelm, E.; Schenler, W. Heuristic Design of Advanced Drives: Analysis of Tradeoffs in Powertrain Electrification. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 352-358.

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