A Comparative Fuel Analysis of a Novel HEV with Conventional Vehicle

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Conference Proceeding
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 2017, 2017-June
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© 2017 IEEE. Improvements in fuel economy have always been a dominating driver of vehicle engineering. With some exceptions, benefits attained from hybrid powertrains to transient power delivery has not been the emphasis of research and development efforts. Developing cities around the world would realise significant benefits from improvements to fuel economy, which is outlined in this research by assessing the benefits of a novel HEV architecture. These benefits are compared to a conventional ICE-powered vehicle equivalent, which has an advantage in terms lower upfront costs. The commercial success of HEV implementation, therefore, is determined by its price comparison to conventional vehicles and payback over a number of years of use. This becomes especially important in regions of low-middle income, where the market is much more price-sensitive. The fuel economy of a conventional vehicle and mild hybrid electric vehicle are compared in this paper. This analysis includes vehicle modelling and simulation. Fuel economy is assessed and referenced with standard drive cycles provided by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. Results demonstrate the benefits of a lower ongoing cost for the HEV architecture.
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