Preliminary Design of a Bio-Diesel Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle as part of EcoCAR 2: Plugging-in to The FutureSAE 2012 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting (2012)
With a growing need for a more efficient consumer based automotive platform, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) chose to redesign the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle(PHEV). A Series architecture was chosen for its low energy consumption and high consumer acceptability when compared to the Series/Parallel-through-the-road and the Pre-Transmission designs. A fuel selection process was also completed and B20 Biodiesel was selected as the primary fuel due to lower GHG (Greenhouse Gases) emissions and Embry-Riddle's ability to produce biodiesel onsite using the cafeteria's discarded vegetable oil.
- product development,
- hybrid electric vehicles,
- embry-riddle aeronautical university
Publication DateSeptember 10, 2012
Citation InformationBrian Harries, Kenneth Leslie, Townsend Hyatt, Brandon Smith, et al.. "Preliminary Design of a Bio-Diesel Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle as part of EcoCAR 2: Plugging-in to The Future" SAE 2012 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting (2012)
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