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).

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IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (2008: Sep. 3-5, Harbin, China)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Electric Motors; Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Automobile Simulators; Automobiles; Electric Automobiles; Electric Machinery; Motors; Propulsion; Secondary Batteries; Vehicles; Power Ratings; Test Results; Electric Vehicles; Hybrid Electric Vehicle; Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle; Vehicle Driving; Electric Motors; Battery Powered Vehicles; Power Demand; Acceleration; Intelligent Vehicles; Computational Modeling; Traffic Control

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Sep 2008