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Hybridization of a Mobile Work Machine

Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Puumiehenkuja 5A, FI-02015 Espoo, FINLAND
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(4), 787-795; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3040787
Published: 25 December 2009
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Abstract

Interest to hybridize mobile work machines has increased substantially during ongoing decade. Reasons for increasing interest are mainly tightening emission regulations and trend of rising fuel prices. To get better understanding for the benefits of hybridization, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) has started 5 years project to research different aspects, how to improve fuel economy in mobile work machines. For case work machine is chosen an underground mining loader which will be first researched as conventional version and then it will be converted to a hybrid version. The tests for conventional version were done in the early 2009 and for hybridized version till the end of 2010. The results will be then compared to each other.
Keywords: electric drive; PHEV (plug in hybrid electric drive); off-road, series hybrid; power management electric drive; PHEV (plug in hybrid electric drive); off-road, series hybrid; power management
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Lehmuspelto, T.; Heiska, M.; Leivo, A.; Hentunen, A. Hybridization of a Mobile Work Machine. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 787-795.

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