Fabrication of a Parallel-Series PHEV for the EcoCAR 2 Competition

Paper #:
  • 2013-01-2491

Published:
  • 2013-10-14
Citation:
Bovee, K., Hyde, A., Yard, M., Gallo, E. et al., "Fabrication of a Parallel-Series PHEV for the EcoCAR 2 Competition," SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-2491, 2013, https://doi.org/10.4271/2013-01-2491.
Pages:
23
Abstract:
The EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future team at the Ohio State University is designing a Parallel-Series Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle capable of 50 miles of all-electric range. The vehicle features a 18.9-kWh lithium-ion battery pack with range extending operation in both series and parallel modes. This is made possible by a 1.8-L ethanol (E85) engine and 6-speed automated manual transmission. This vehicle is designed to drastically reduce fuel consumption, with a utility factor weighted fuel economy of 51 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (mpgge), while meeting Tier II Bin 5 emissions standards. This report details the fabrication and control implementation process followed by the Ohio State team during Year 2 of the competition. The fabrication process includes finalizing designs based on identified requirements, building and assembling components, and performing extensive validation testing on the mechanical, electrical and control systems. This effort was made possible through support from the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors, The Ohio State University, and numerous competition and local sponsors.
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