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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 mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Development of a Series Hybrid Electric Vehicle as Low-Floor City Transit Bus

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Electro-Mechanical Research Institute, 102-18 Mabuk-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 446—716, Korea
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Daewoo Bus Corporation, 1085-1, Banyeo-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 612-060, Korea
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(2), 379-386; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3020379
Published: 26 June 2009
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In this paper, simulation and test results of a low floor Series Hybrid Electric Vehicle running in BUSAN city driving mode are presented. Hyundai Heavy Industries Company and Daewoo Bus Corporation have jointly developed a prototype Series Hybrid Electric Bus (SHEB) to evaluate vehicle performance together with fuel economy as a part of feasibility study on hybrid bus operation. It is found that the fuel efficiency of SHEB is 22% higher than that of a conventional internal combustion engine bus and our GENSET control method is quite effective in maintaining that battery’s State of Charge (SOC) during bus driving.
Keywords: vehicle performance; SHEB; generator; fuel economy; series HEV vehicle performance; SHEB; generator; fuel economy; series HEV
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Choi, U.-D.; Oh, S.-J.; Lee, C.-H.; Lee, S.-H. Development of a Series Hybrid Electric Vehicle as Low-Floor City Transit Bus. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 379-386.

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