Hybrid Electric Vehicles By Sara Dahill-Brown, Alicia Dooley, Eve Gaus, Nathaniel Hill, Nick Kaloudis and Kjell Von Snierden
The Problem <ul><li>Transportation consumes 20% of US energy and 20% of US CO2 emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Not sustainable...
The Solution <ul><li>HEVs and Fuel cell technology are currently the leading solutions compatible to sustainable developme...
Fuel Cell Technology <ul><li>Potential solutions to both HEV and Fuel Cell Technology </li></ul><ul><li>HEVs, for now, see...
Barriers to fuel cell technology <ul><li>Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Production, especially in the short run </li></ul>...
Advantages of HEVs <ul><li>Use less oil than ICE </li></ul><ul><li>Emit less CO2 than ICE </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel efficienc...
More Advantages <ul><li>Less overall mass </li></ul><ul><li>Regenerative braking </li></ul><ul><li>Battery level efficienc...
HEV info. 3 lb 7.4 lb 135 lb 7,176 lb 370 Gal 2003 Honda Civic (33.8 mpg, ULEV) 12,500 miles/yr 0.8 lb 0.8 lb 79.9 lb 5,08...
Energy Loss
Disadvantages to HEVs <ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Towing capacity </li></ul>
Currently… <ul><li>Ford  – Escape  Hybrid – SUV – 35mpg – price unannounced </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fordvehicles.com/...
In the next 5 years… <ul><li>Growing demand </li></ul><ul><li>Greater market </li></ul><ul><li>Car companies will respond ...
Conclusion <ul><li>Air pollution is a serious concern </li></ul><ul><li>Fallbacks to Fuel Cell economy </li></ul><ul><li>I...
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  1. 1. Hybrid Electric Vehicles By Sara Dahill-Brown, Alicia Dooley, Eve Gaus, Nathaniel Hill, Nick Kaloudis and Kjell Von Snierden
  2. 2. The Problem <ul><li>Transportation consumes 20% of US energy and 20% of US CO2 emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Not sustainable for the next 50 years </li></ul><ul><li>“I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.”- Denis Hayes </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers can have a positive impact on the environment </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Solution <ul><li>HEVs and Fuel cell technology are currently the leading solutions compatible to sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>Both have advantages and disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers to fuel cell economy </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages to HEVs over current Internal Combustion engines </li></ul><ul><li>The current disadvantages to HEVs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fuel Cell Technology <ul><li>Potential solutions to both HEV and Fuel Cell Technology </li></ul><ul><li>HEVs, for now, seem to be the the more applicable answer </li></ul><ul><li>Many barriers to overcome with fuel cell technology </li></ul>
  5. 5. Barriers to fuel cell technology <ul><li>Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Production, especially in the short run </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of harmful emissions? </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure problems </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advantages of HEVs <ul><li>Use less oil than ICE </li></ul><ul><li>Emit less CO2 than ICE </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel efficiency increased </li></ul><ul><li>Honda Insight- 700 mi/tank </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota Prius- 500 mi/tank </li></ul><ul><li>Honda Civic Hybrid- 650 mi/tank </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ott.doe.gov/hev/what.html </li></ul>
  7. 7. More Advantages <ul><li>Less overall mass </li></ul><ul><li>Regenerative braking </li></ul><ul><li>Battery level efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Tax incentives </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hybridcars.com/how-hybrids-work.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. HEV info. 3 lb 7.4 lb 135 lb 7,176 lb 370 Gal 2003 Honda Civic (33.8 mpg, ULEV) 12,500 miles/yr 0.8 lb 0.8 lb 79.9 lb 5,089 lb 263 Gal 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid (47.7 mpg, SULEV) 12,500 miles/yr Hydro carbons Nitrogen oxides Carbon monoxide Carbon dioxide Consumption Vehicle emissions (estimated per year in pounds) Fuel (estimated per year)
  9. 9. Energy Loss
  10. 10. Disadvantages to HEVs <ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Towing capacity </li></ul>
  11. 11. Currently… <ul><li>Ford – Escape  Hybrid – SUV – 35mpg – price unannounced </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fordvehicles.com/escapehybrid/home/index.asp?bhcp=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota – Prius – $20,810 – 55mpg - http:// www.toyota.com/prius / </li></ul><ul><li>Honda – Civic Hybrid – $19,650 and 45 mpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hondacars.com/models/model_overview.asp?ModelName=Civic+Hybrid&bhcp=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Insight Hybrid – $19,180 – 65 mpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hondacars.com/models/model_overview.asp?ModelName=Insight </li></ul>
  12. 12. In the next 5 years… <ul><li>Growing demand </li></ul><ul><li>Greater market </li></ul><ul><li>Car companies will respond </li></ul><ul><li>More variety </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Air pollution is a serious concern </li></ul><ul><li>Fallbacks to Fuel Cell economy </li></ul><ul><li>In the short run HEVs seem to be a viable alternative </li></ul>

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