Title: Increasing fuel economy of commercial transport by using a hybrid power train

Authors: E.S. Meltsyn; A.A. Markina

Addresses: Department of Lifting and Transporting Machines, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia, Yekaterinburg, Mirast 19, 620002, Russia ' Department of Lifting and Transporting Machines, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia, Yekaterinburg, Mirast 19, 620002, Russia

Abstract: Undoubtedly, the issue of increasing the fuel economy of passenger commercial vehicles is one of the most important, since the annual increase in the cost of fuel leads to an increase in the fixed costs of not only transport companies, but also small and medium-sized businesses. Using a hybrid power train (HPT) can reduce fuel consumption in the urban cycle, which is important for commercial vehicles used to deliver goods and passengers within the city, especially when it comes to megacities where traffic is difficult and average speeds are not high. Unfortunately, the cost of cars with a HPT, such as Toyota Prius, Lexus RX 450H, Ford Fusion Hybrid and others, remains quite high and cannot be fully compensated just at the expense of fuel economy.

Keywords: hybrid electric vehicle; fuel consumption; fuel economy; mild hybrid.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEHV.2020.106353

International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, 2020 Vol.12 No.2, pp.158 - 167

Received: 29 Oct 2019
Accepted: 30 Oct 2019

Published online: 03 Mar 2020 *

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