Hybrid Vehicle Drives
There is an increasing demand today to produce environment friendly vehicles with high performance. This can to a large extent be accomplished by electrifying the systems on-board, including the propulsion of the vehicle. This means for example that systems traditionally driven from the engine shaft, will now be supplied from the electrical system. This will increase the efficiency and simplify the physical distribution of loads in the vehicle.
If the propulsion of a vehicle combines the traditional combustion engine and an electrical machine, the vehicle is referred to as a “hybrid vehicle”. The introduction of hybrid vehicles requires more knowledge on a system level, both in the design and operation of the vehicles. This course aims at providing a fundamental understanding of the new technology.
More information is found in Course description EJ2410 autumn 2016