This paper includes some of the information gathered regarding the feasibility of converting a series-parallel configured electric vehicle to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle versus using a series configured electric vehicle to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. It will explain the theory behind how a series configured hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) might be a better option due to the power rating of the electric motor. Using ADVISOR (Advanced Vehicle Simulator) it will explain test results and form conclusions regarding the efficiency of a series-parallel configured HEV vs. a series configured HEV as it relates to their feasibility of conversion to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
S. D. Jenkins and M. Ferdowsi, "HEV to PHEV Conversion Compatibility," Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, 2008, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 2008.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VPPC.2008.4677616
IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, 2008
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Hybrid electric vehicles
Article - Conference proceedings
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