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Analysis of a Coordinated Engine-Start Control Strategy for P2 Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Tianjin University-Chen Zhao, Bingfeng Zu, Yuliang Xu, Zhen Wang, Lina Liu, Jianwei Zhou
Weichai Power Co Ltd-Guangxing Zhao
Published 2019-11-04 by SAE International in United States
P2 hybrid electric vehicle is the single-motor parallel configuration integrating with an engine disconnect clutch (EDC) between the engine and the motor. The key point with P2 hybrid electric vehicle is to start the engine utilizing the single driving motor while still propelling the vehicle, which requires an appropriate engine-start control strategy and a high mechanical performance of EDC. Since the space for EDC is limited, EDC torque response is difficult to follow the torque command, which complicates the issue of precisely controlling the clutch. Consequently, methods proposed in massive papers are inappropriate for current EDC of target vehicle. Considering that slip control of shifting clutch also contributes to reducing impact of engine start assisted by EDC, a detailed engine-start control strategy was proposed to simplify the control of EDC for being applied to actual target vehicle. Furthermore, the control strategy proposed in this paper was utilized to realize driving mode transformation from motor-only to engine-only. In this paper, a detailed hybrid electric vehicle simulation model was established with the consideration of dynamic characteristics of…
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Research on Key Factors for Range and Energy Consumption of Electric Vehicles

Chongqing Changan New Energy Auto Co.Ltd.-Chen Zhao, Guan Gong, Cheng Yu, Ying Liu, Shu Zhong, Yanxing Song, Chenghao Deng, Anjian Zhou, Honglu Ye
Published 2019-04-02 by SAE International in United States
Investigations were conducted to examine the potential to optimize the energy consumption and drive range of Electric Vehicles (EV). Theoretically, the energy consumption is strongly influenced by: 1) system efficiency, 2) coasting resistance, 3) energy recovery technology. These three factors are studied in detail through both simulation tool and experimental test. Research was performed on a Changan EV sedan to explore the influence of each factor on energy consumption and drive range. The most paramount factor is vehicle coasting resistance, followed by drivetrain system efficiency. To reduce coasting resistance, tires with low resistance coefficient, low friction brake clamps, and the modification of vehicle styling can all be applied. Drivetrain efficiency includes motor efficiency, inverter efficiency, and gearbox efficiency. Interestingly, the impact of energy recovery technology is sensitive to driving conditions. I-pedal technology which can supply deceleration up to 0.2g has little influence over NEDC (New European Drive Cycle) but can extend the range over real-world driving by up to 10%. This is because the regenerating potential is higher in real world driving (higher acceleration and…
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