introduction<br /><ul><li>A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) augments an electric vehicle (EV) with a second source of power referred to as the alternative power unit (APU).
A hybrid can achieve the cruising range and performance advantages of conventional vehicles with the low-noise, low-exhaust emissions, and energy independence benefits of electric vehicles
Accordingly, the hybrid concept, where the alternative power unit is used as a second source of energy, is gaining acceptance and is overcoming some of the problems of pure electric vehicles.</li></ul>2<br />
what is hybrid electric vehicle<br /><ul><li>Any vehicle that combines 2 or more sources of power is said to be hybrid. For example, a moped(a motorized pedal bike),diesel-electric hybrid locomotives
Relies not only on batteries but also on an internal combustion engine which drives a generator to provide electricity and may also drive a wheel.
Alternative power unit to supply the power required by the vehicle, to recharge the batteries, and to power accessories like the air conditioner and heater. </li></ul>3<br />
Hybrid structure<br /><ul><li>Two types of hybrid vehicle configurations
parallel hybrid<br /><ul><li>Fuel tank, which supplies gasoline to the engine.
Set of batteries that supplies power to an electric motor.
Both the engine and the electric motor can turn the transmission at the same time, and the transmission then turns the wheels. </li></ul>5<br />
Parallel(contd.)<br /><ul><li>When the APU is off, the parallel hybrid runs like an electric vehicle
When the APU is on, the controller divides energy between the drive train (propulsion) and the batteries (energy storage).
Under acceleration, more power is allocated to the drive train than to the batteries. During periods of idle or low speeds, more power goes to the batteries than the drive train.
The batteries also provide additional power to the drive train when the APU is not producing enough and also to power auxiliary systems such as the air conditioner and heater. </li></ul>6<br />
Series hybrid<br /><ul><li>Similar to an electric vehicle with an on-board generator
The vehicle runs on battery power like a pure electric vehicle until the batteries reach a predetermined discharged level.
At that point the APU turns on and begins recharging the battery.
The APU operates until the batteries are charged to a predetermined level.
APU never directly powers the vehicle</li></ul>7<br />
Series (contd.)<br /><ul><li>The length of time the APU is on depends on the size of the batteries and the APU itself.
Since the APU is not directly connected to the drive train, it can be run at its optimal operating condition; hence, fuel economy is increased and emissions are reduced relative to a pure IC engine vehicle. </li></ul>8<br />
components of HEV<br /><ul><li>Electric drive motors
FUEL CELL HYBRID VEHICLE<br /><ul><li>Electric vehicle equipped with a fuel cell
Use hydrogen as a fuel and power the electric battery when it is depleted
In the 21 century, the auto fuel will be replaced by such regenerative resources as hydrogen and the power system with traditional internal combustion engine will be replaced by hybrid system and finally be replaced by fuel cell power system to realize multi-resources, electric driving and zero emission.
For the fuel cell hybrid electric bus developed, high-pressure PEMFC and high-power NiMH battery pack forms the hybrid system.
In order to obtain the higher fuel efficiency and avoid the frequent charge & discharge of battery pack, the active control for the fuel cell pack to follow the driver’s pedal and the surplus peak power from NiMH battery pack passively is used.</li></ul>14<br />
FUEL CELL HYBRID POWER TRAIN SYSTEM<br /><ul><li>Fuel cell Hybrid Power Train Structure
FCE’s output is directly inputted to DC/AC and the ESS is connected with the FCE’s output in parallel after a bidirectional DC/DC.
FCE outputs power directly into DC/AC, the FCE must have good dynamic response to output enough power quickly to meet the vehicle’s driving performance requirement and good voltage maintained performance to avoid the large voltage drop of bus line and the large torque drop of electric motor. On the other side, the FCE must be overlarge to avoid the possible damage.</li></ul>16<br />
The main controller receives the pedal signals from the driver. With the values of pedal, speed, the driving power required is calculated by look-up table of motor performance map.<br />The target power of fuel cell engine is the sum of the driving power and the SOC-regulated power of battery pack. <br />The target current of the DC-DC converter is real-time calculated by the target driving power divided by the bus voltage. The air compressor’s speed control is based on the target power of fuel cell engine.<br />18<br />
SYSTEM CONTROL STRATEGY<br />In order to properly determine the target power of Fuel cell and at the same time to realize the active control of fuel cell engine, it becomes very important to design a suitable and reasonable system control strategy. <br /> Two kinds of control strategies<br /><ul><li>Conventional fuel cell output power oriented control strategy
Setting the FCE as the main power sources and controlling the FCE’s output power to follow the vehicle’s driving power requirement at some extent. The FCE is working on nearly for all of the driving time expect for the first cold start and small driving power requirement while battery pack is at high SOC.</li></ul>19<br />
<ul><li>Fuel cell output power oriented control strategy based on FCE loading and unloading equations
similar to the fuel cell output power oriented control strategy as just mentioned above, but there has some new control characteristics as follows:
If cSOC > cSOC.t, the battery regulation power is zero and the battery actual output power is the power difference between Pd and Pf;
If cSOC≤ cSOC.t, the battery regulation charging power is considered and the target fuel cell power is the sum of driving power and charging power;
When the vehicle is braking, the fuel cell works at the minimum power and charges the battery pack with the regenerative braking;
The fuel cell engine works on nearly all of the driving time expect for the over high SOC battery pack and small driving power requirement at the first cold starting.</li></ul>20<br />
Problems in FC HEV<br />to transport and store hydrogen fuel in the vehicle.<br />the cost of producing a powerful fuel cell is high.<br /><ul><li>the size and weight issue as fuel cells powerful enough to power a car or truck are still rather bulky and heavy.</li></ul>However technology is maturing fast, so fuel cells may well prove to be a viable option in automotive technology in the not so distant future.<br />21<br />
HYBRID MILEAGE TIPS<br />Drive slower - The aerodynamic drag on the car increases dramatically the faster you drive. For example, the drag force at 70 mph (113 kph) is about double that at 50 mph (81 kph). So, keeping your speed down can increase your mileage significantly. <br />Maintain a constant speed - Each time you speed up the car you use energy, some of which is wasted when you slow the car down again. By maintaining a constant speed, you will make the most efficient use of your fuel. <br />Avoid abrupt stops - When you stop your car, the electric motor in the hybrid acts like a generator and take some of the energy out of the car while slowing it down. If you give the electric motor more time to slow the vehicle, it can recover more of the energy. If you stop quickly, the brakes on the car will do most of the work of slowing the car down, and that energy will be wasted<br />22<br />
CONCLUSIONS<br />Using the concept of Hybridization of cars results in better efficiency and also saves a lot of fuel in today’s fuel deficit world.<br />A hybrid gives a solution to all the problems to some extent. <br />If proper research and development is done in this field, hybrid vehicle promises a practical, efficient, low pollution vehicle for the coming era. <br />One can surely conclude that this concept and the similar ones to follow with even better efficiency & conservation rate are very much on the anvil in today’s energy deficit world.<br />23<br />