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Different Hybrid Powertrain Solutions for European Diesel passenger cars
ISSN: 1946-3936, e-ISSN: 1946-3944
Published September 13, 2009 by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Italy
Citation: Millo, F., Badami, M., Ferraro, C., and Rolando, L., "Different Hybrid Powertrain Solutions for European Diesel passenger cars," SAE Int. J. Engines 2(2):493-504, 2010, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-24-0064.
Fuel consumption and NOx emissions of different Diesel-Electric hybrid powertrains, equipping a midsize European passenger car were evaluated in this paper through numerical simulation.
Different degrees of hybridizations, from micro to mild hybrids, and different architectures and power sources management strategies were taken into account, in order to obtain a preliminary assessment of the potentialities of a Diesel-Electric hybrid system for the European passenger car market.
Both regulated driving cycles, such as NEDC, and “real-world representative” driving cycles, such as Artemis cycles, were evaluated, in order to obtain not only an estimate of the impact of hybridization on type-approval CO2 and NOx emissions, but also an assessment of the impact of these technologies from the vehicle owner's perspective.
Finally, the effects of internal combustion engine downsizing was also considered.