Title: Comparison of different power-split hybrid architectures using a global optimisation design method

Authors: E. Vinot

Addresses: French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), 25 Avenue François Mitterrand, Bron Cedex, 69675, France

Abstract: Power-split hybrid electric vehicles (PS-HEV) are the most efficient solution to reduce fuel consumption using electric hybridisation of vehicles. However, different architectures exist or can be developed and it is difficult to perform a fair comparison between these solutions. A global design approach, optimising the size of the components and using optimal energy management can be a good way to compare different PS-HEV architectures. This paper presents a method to size and design HEV in an optimal manner and to compare this vehicle on different objectives: fuel consumption, battery size, and global volume of the system. The method is then applied to four SP-HEV based on existing architectures (Toyota Hybrid System, Opel Ampera) and on alternative solutions (electrical variable transmission and serial-parallel architecture).

Keywords: HEVs; hybrid electric vehicles; optimal global design; split-power architectures; hybrid vehicles; optimal design; energy management; vehicle design; fuel consumption; battery size.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEHV.2016.10000953

International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, 2016 Vol.8 No.3, pp.225 - 241

Received: 14 May 2016
Accepted: 15 Jun 2016

Published online: 27 Oct 2016 *

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