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Integration of Fuel Cell Technology into a Hybrid Electric Vehicle
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published March 06, 2000 by SAE International in United States
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Event: SAE 2000 World Congress
The Virginia Tech Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) has integrated a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell as the auxiliary power unit (APU) of a series hybrid design to produce a highly efficient zero-emission vehicle (ZEV). This design is implemented in a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina sedan, renamed ANIMUL H2, using an efficient AC induction drivetrain, regenerative braking, compressed hydrogen fuel storage, and an advance lead-acid battery pack for peak power load leveling. The fuel cell is sized to supply the average power demand and to sustain the battery pack state-of-charge (SOC) within a 40-80% window. To optimize system efficiency, the fuel cell is driven with a load-following control strategy. The vehicle is predicted to achieve a combined city/highway fuel economy of 4.3 L/100 km or 51 mpgge (miles per gallon gasoline equivalent).
- Michael Ogburn - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
- Alex Boligitz - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
- William Luttrell - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
- Brian King - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
- Scott Postle - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
- Robert Fahrenkrog - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
- Douglas J. Nelson - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
CitationOgburn, M., Boligitz, A., Luttrell, W., King, B. et al., "Integration of Fuel Cell Technology into a Hybrid Electric Vehicle," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-0592, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-0592.
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