Next Article in Journal
Predictive Cruise Control in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Previous Article in Journal
An Investigation on the Effect of Driver Style and Driving Events on Energy Demand of a PHEV
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.
Open AccessArticle

Development of GENSET Module Technology of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, 195, Sec 4, Chung Hsing Rd., Chutung, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Department of Power Mechanical Engineering of National Tsing Hua University, 101, Sec. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4(1), 60-65;
Published: 26 March 2010
PDF [1833 KB, uploaded 17 May 2018]


The main purpose of this paper is to develop the on-board generator (named “GENSET”), equipped on the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) in Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan. Based on the developed electric power components such as battery integration, DC/DC converters, traction motor and control units, ITRI hybrid powertrains were thereby established by combining above items and existing engine technologies. Therefore, a power-assist 100kW powertrain for a SUV and an 18 kW fullhybrid powertrain in a light-duty vehicle were built. Several techniques of key subsystems such as a 50 kW PMSM traction motor, a GENSET, enhanced vehicle controllers, an 8 kWh/150A battery module, and battery management systems (BMSs) from the powertrains mentioned were utilized to integrate the prototype PHEV. From the experimental results, the 20 kW generator with a 1.2L 4-cylinder engine integrated into a GENSET can reach 20 kW output power and has a good performance in the narrow domain. Finally, we raised briefly several directions for future study.
Keywords: HEV; PHEV; Generator; GENSET HEV; PHEV; Generator; GENSET
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Chen, P.-Y.; Chen, R. Development of GENSET Module Technology of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4, 60-65.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
World Electr. Veh. J. EISSN 2032-6653 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top